mandola

mandola

[man-doh-luh]
noun
an early lute resembling a large mandolin.

Origin:
1750–60; < Italian, variant of mandora, alteration of Latin pandūra 3-stringed lute < Greek pandoûra; cf. bandore

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mandola (ˈmændələ)
 
n
an early type of mandolin
 
[from Italian]

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mandola

small, pear-shaped stringed instrument of the lute family. It was derived from earlier gittern or rebec models and acquired its name in the 16th century.

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