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Headword: Νήτη
Adler number: nu,347
Translated headword: bottom, nete
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A [sc. lyre-]string in music, producing a piercing sound.
Greek Original:
Νήτη: χορδὴ μουσικὴ ὀξὺν φθόγγον ἀποτελοῦσα.
Notes:
Also called the neate: nu 118, nu 119.
See M.L.West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 64 (on why the 'bottom' string was highest in pitch) and 219-220 (on the nete itself).
Keywords: definition; meter and music; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 April 2003@07:09:44.
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Catharine Roth on 16 April 2003@17:49:58.
David Whitehead (cosmeticules) on 13 June 2004@07:09:53.
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