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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, of Pre-Greek origin.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ki.tʰá.raː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kiˈtʰa.ra/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /kiˈθa.ra/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ciˈθa.ra/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ciˈθa.ra/
  • NounEdit

    κῐθᾰ́ρᾱ (kithárāf (genitive κῐθᾰ́ρᾱς); first declension

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

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    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

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

    NounEdit

    κιθάρα (kitháraf (plural κιθάρες)

    1. guitar

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