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date: 14 November 2018

Gittern [gyterne] ( Fr. guisterne, guitarre, guiterne, guiterre, quinterne, quitaire, quitarre; Ger. Quinterne; It. chitarino, chitarra; Sp. guitarra). 

Source:
The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
Author(s):
Laurence WrightLaurence Wright

Short-necked lute of the Middle Ages, outwardly similar to the 16th-century mandore. Like its relative the lute, it had a ...

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