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كنّار · kinnār n. knr kinnār’ (a kind of string instrument) (mus.) show/hide quotes
  • Albu. Intro. JS 220, 312 Et ascendit cum eo Virgultum multorum mirtorum, acbar, que sunt genera ludorum et ceng ad percutiendum que sunt instrumenta cantilene
  • Ar. 377, 186 ويطلع معه بستان كثير الريحان وكنَّار وهو صنج يضرب به
  • 1 Albu. Intro. JS

< Arabic < Hebrew kinnōr < Aramaic kennārā. WKAS s.v. kinnāratun. The Latin translator probably read ki(b)bār or akbār. See Lemay 1995, vol. III, 437–438. The Latin term is not documented in MLW, DMLBS and LLNMA. Cf. alchien.

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