cithern


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cithern \Cith"ern\, n.
   See Cittern.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cittern \Cit"tern\, n. [L.cithara, Gr. kiqa`ra. Cf. Cithara,
   Gittern.] (Mus.)
   An instrument shaped like a lute, but strung with wire and
   played with a quill or plectrum. [Written also cithern.]
   --Shak.
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   Note: Not to be confounded with zither.
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