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mandola

[man-doh-luh] /mænˈdoʊ lə/
noun
1.
an early lute resembling a large mandolin.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Italian, variant of mandora, alteration of Latin pandūra 3-stringed lute < Greek pandoûra; cf. bandore
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British Dictionary definitions for mandola

mandola

/ˈmændələ/
noun
1.
an early type of mandolin
Word Origin
from Italian
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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