κιθάρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes, of Pre-Greek origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

κῐθᾰ́ρᾱ (kithárāf (genitive κῐθᾰ́ρᾱς); first declension

  1. lyre
    1. lyre-playing
  2. (in the plural) the ribs of the horse
  3. ivy

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: cithara (see there for further descendants)
  • Aramaic: קיתרא
  • Old Armenian: կիթառ (kitʿaṙ)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Semantic loan from Italian chitarra (from Arabic قِيثَارَة(qīṯāra), from Latin cithara), adapted to the form of Ancient Greek κιθάρα (kithára).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

κιθάρα (kitháraf (plural κιθάρες)

  1. guitar

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