Definitions

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  • n. An Ancient Greek stringed instrument, the particular construction of which is unknown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ancient stringed instrument used by the Greeks, the particular construction of which is unknown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ancient musical instrument, probably a large harp, used in Asia and introduced into Italy by the Romans.

Etymologies

Latin sambuca, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Chald. sabkha; Gr. sambuke), a Syrian stringed instrument resembling a harp (Dan. 3: 5, 7, 10, 15); not the modern sackbut, which is a wind instrument.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

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  • Ooh! Another stringed instrument. *adds to list*

    January 7, 2009

  • Was this played while drinking sambuca? (I see Asativum beat me to the pun.)

    January 7, 2009

  • Was this played while drinking sambuca?

    January 7, 2009

  • (n): an ancient stringed instrument resembling a harp.

    January 6, 2009