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Headword: *kinu/ra
Adler number: kappa,1650
Translated headword: kinyra, kinnor
Vetting Status: high
A musical instrument, or kithara.
[So called] from moving [kinein] the strings [neura].
Greek Original:
*kinu/ra: o)/rganon mousiko/n, h)\ kiqa/ra. a)po\ tou= kinei=n ta\ neu=ra.
For the kithara see kappa 1590.
M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 60: "In the interests of completeness I should perhaps mention kinyra, which is the Greek rendering of the Hebrew כִּנוֹר kinnor (Septuagint, Josephus) and has no existence as a Greek instrument".
See also LSJ s.v. (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; meter and music; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 August 2001@11:25:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 29 August 2001@21:08:17.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 19 October 2003@09:08:42.
Raphael Finkel (Added Hebrew) on 3 December 2004@13:03:48.
David Whitehead on 25 February 2013@07:33:44.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2016@08:03:10.


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