Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Roman musical instrument, either a lute (like the Egyptian nabla) or a small lyre or harp.

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Examples

  • The singer Diodorus had given him a lute of the kind called delta; another singer named Terpnos, who had to accompany him in playing, approached with an instrument called the nablium.

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero

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