barbitos

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin barbitos, from Ancient Greek βάρβιτος (bárbitos).

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Noun[edit]

barbitos (plural barbitoi)

  1. an ancient stringed musical instrument, apparently a type of lute or lyre
    • 1974: The singer prepares his tone and rhythm on the barbitos before he adds his voice to the melody. (Davenport, Tatlin!)