gittern

gittern

[git-ern]
noun
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gittern (ˈɡɪtɜːn)
 
n
music Compare cittern an obsolete medieval stringed instrument resembling the guitar
 
[C14: from Old French guiterne, ultimately from Old Spanish guitarraguitar; see cittern]

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gittern

either of two medieval stringed musical instruments, the guitarra latina and the guitarra morisca. The latter was also known as the guitarra saracenica.

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