κιθάρα

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, acquired from Pre-Greek. Probably one of the children or nephews of Proto-Hurro-Urartian *kinnar (lyre, harp).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

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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DescendantsEdit

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

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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).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

κιθάρα (kitháraf (plural κιθάρες)

  1. guitar

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