vina

vina

[vee-nah, -nuh]
noun
a musical stringed instrument of India, made of rosewood or ebony, consisting of a long, hollow, fretted stick to which one, two, or three gourds are attached to increase the resonance.
Also, veena.


Origin:
1780–90; < Sanskrit vīṇā

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vina (ˈviːnə)
 
n
a stringed musical instrument, esp of India, related to the sitar
 
[C18: from Hindi bīnā, from Sanskrit vīnā]

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vina

any of several stringed musical instruments of India, including arched harps (before AD 1000), stick zithers, and lutes.

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