가야금

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EtymologyEdit

Hanja in this term

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

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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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