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Pipa [pip’a]. 

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
Tsun-Yuen LuiTsun-Yuen Lui, Wu BenWu Ben, François PicardFrançois Picard

Pear-shaped plucked lute of China. Some Han-dynasty sources state that ‘pipa’ originally derived from pi (‘to play forward’, i.e. towards ...

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