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Headword: Ἰαμβύκαι
Adler number: iota,29
Translated headword: iambucas, sambucas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Triangular musical instruments, in [= with] which they used to sing iambic verses. But some [call them] sambucas.
Greek Original:
Ἰαμβύκαι: ὄργανα μουσικὰ τρίγωνα, ἐν οἷς τοὺς ἰάμβους ᾖδον. οἱ δὲ σαμβύκαι.
Note:
cf. sigma 73, and generally M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 75-77, including observations on the discrepant initial letter and on the false connection with iambics.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Akihiko Watanabe on 5 January 2000@17:16:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 May 2001@06:11:59.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 August 2010@00:29:38.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@05:07:29.

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