Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, of Pre-Greek origin.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

κῐθᾰ́ρᾱ (kithárāf (genitive κῐθᾰ́ρᾱς); first declension

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

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

κιθάρα (kitháraf (plural κιθάρες)

  1. guitar

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit