Literally "zither of Gaya," referring to the legendary origin of the instrument in the kingdom of Daegaya. Sino-Korean word from 伽倻琴, from 가야 (伽倻, gaya, “Gaya confederacy”) + 금 (琴, geum, “zither”).
- Phonetic Hangul[가야금]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?
가야금 • (gayageum) (hanja 伽倻琴)
- A long zither with bridges and between 12 and 25 strings; used primarily in Korean traditional and classical music.