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cither

/ˈsɪθə/
noun
1.
variants of cittern
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara lyre

cittern

/ˈsɪtɜːn/
noun
1.
a medieval stringed instrument resembling a lute but having wire strings and a flat back Compare gittern
Word Origin
C16: perhaps a blend of cither + gittern
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