Ban dore


[ban-dawr, -dohr, ban-dawr, -dohr]
an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar.
Also, bandora [ban-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] .
Also called pandora, pandore, pandoura, pandure.

1560–70; earlier bandurion < Spanish bandurria < Latin pandūra < Greek pandoûra three-stringed musical instrument Unabridged
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bandore (bænˈdɔː, ˈbændɔː)
pandore, Also called: pandora a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal strings
[C16: from Spanish bandurria, from Late Latin pandūra three-stringed instrument, from Greek pandoura]

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