clavicytherium

clavicytherium

[klav-uh-sahy-theer-ee-uhm]
noun, plural clavicytheria [klav-uh-sahy-theer-ee-uh] .
an upright harpsichord.

Origin:
1505–15; clavi- < Medieval Latin clāvis key + cytherium, for Latin citara kithara

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clavicytherium

a type of vertically strung harpsichord.

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