from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A five-stringed lyre used by the inhabitants of northern Africa and Abyssinia, of similar form to an instrument represented in the hands of captives on Assyrian bas-reliefs.

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  • noun music A five-stringed lyre used in Nubia, Abyssinia, and northern Africa.


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Related to cithara.


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  • A sidenote: what do you think of the origins of other lyre-like instruments, like the Egyptian kissar or the Israelite kinnor?

    The kithara 2010


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  • Zing went the strings, reestee.

    March 18, 2013