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Headword: *yalth/rion
Adler number: psi,15
Translated headword: psalterion, psaltery, harp
Vetting Status: high
A musical instrument, the one also called a navla.
Greek Original:
*yalth/rion: o)/rganon mousiko/n, o(/per kai\ nau=la kalei=tai.
See M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 74, for the psaltery ("In the later fourth century [BC] psaltery, 'plucking instrument', emerged as the ordinary generic word for the harp") and p.77 for the nablas or nabla, a plectrum-less harp of Phoenician origin. Cf. nu 4.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; meter and music
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@05:46:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 September 2002@06:47:51.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 14 June 2004@23:35:34.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 14 June 2004@23:39:39.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2011@04:35:13.
David Whitehead on 5 November 2013@05:19:14.


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