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sistrum

[sis-truh m] /ˈsɪs trəm/
noun, plural sistrums, sistra
[sis-truh] /ˈsɪs trə/ (Show IPA)
1.
an ancient Egyptian percussion instrument consisting of a looped metal frame set in a handle and fitted with loose crossbars that rattle when shaken.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek seîstron, derivative of seíein to shake (cf. seismic)
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sistrum

/ˈsɪstrəm/
noun (pl) -tra (-trə)
1.
a musical instrument of ancient Egypt consisting of a metal rattle
Word Origin
C14: via Latin from Greek seistron, from seiein to shake
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Encyclopedia Article for sistra

sistrum

percussion instrument, a rattle consisting of a wood, metal, or clay frame set loosely with crossbars (often hung with jingles) that sound when the instrument is shaken. A handle is attached to the frame

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