from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical instrument mentioned in the Talmud as used in the temple at Jerusalem in the first century a. d.: usually supposed to be a rude organ. Its sound is said to have been excessively loud.
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The Talmud mentions an organ (magrepha) having ten pipes played by a keyboard as being in existence in the Second Century.
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