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bandore

[ban-dawr, -dohr, ban-dawr, -dohr] /bænˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈbæn dɔr, -doʊr/
noun
1.
an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar.
Also, bandora
[ban-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /bænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/ (Show IPA)
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Also called pandora, pandore, pandoura, pandure.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; earlier bandurion < Spanish bandurria < Latin pandūra < Greek pandoûra three-stringed musical instrument
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British Dictionary definitions for ban-dore

bandore

/bænˈdɔː; ˈbændɔː/
noun
1.
a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal strings Also called pandore, pandora
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish bandurria, from Late Latin pandūra three-stringed instrument, from Greek pandoura
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