sintir

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English[edit]

A sintir being played by Nuru Kane

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سنتير‎

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sin‧tir

Noun[edit]

sintir (plural sintirs)

  1. (music) A three-stringed, skin-covered bass plucked lute used by the Gnawa people of Morocco.
    • 2007 January 12, The New York Times, “Rock/Pop Listings”:
      Playing the sintir (a long-necked, resonant lute), Mr. Hakmoun leads spellbinding trance ceremonies, and with castanets around his ankles, performs acrobatic dances.

See also[edit]


Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sentīre, present active infinitive of sentiō.

Verb[edit]

sintir (Latin spelling)

  1. to feel, sense