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crwth

[krooth] /kruθ/
noun, Music.
1.
crowd2 .
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Welsh; cognate with Irish cruit harp, lyre
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crwth

/kruːθ/
noun
1.
an ancient stringed instrument of Celtic origin similar to the cithara but bowed in later types
Word Origin
Welsh; compare Middle Irish crott harp
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bowed Welsh lyre played from the European Middle Ages to about 1800. It was about the size of a violin. Though originally plucked, it was played with a bow from the 11th century, and a fingerboard was added behind the strings in the last part of the 13th century.

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