가야금

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hanja in this word

Literally "zither of Gaya," referring to the legendary origin of the instrument in the kingdom of Daegaya. From 가야 (gaya, “Gaya confederacy”, 伽倻) + (geum, “zither”, ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

가야금 (gayageum) (hanja 伽倻琴)

가야금 (gayageum).
  1. A long zither with bridges and between 12 and 25 strings; used primarily in Korean traditional and classical music.

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Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 10:47