Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Hebrew musical instrument, probably a syrinx, but possibly some simple pipe: translated ‘organ’ in the authorized version of the Bible. In modern Hebrew the term is applied to the organ and the piano.
“The ` ugab (Gen. 4: 21; Job 21: 12; 30: 31), probably the so-called Pan's pipes or syrinx.”
“+ The syrinx, pandean pipe or bagpipe (ugab); translated "organ" in (Genesis 4: 21) Either like the bagpipe, or a series of pipes from 5 to 23 in number, though usually only 7.”
“The passage, however, shows that the ugab was known in the time of Moses, who was "learned in all the learning of the”
“Stainer ( "Dictionary of Musical Terms," p. 444) says: "It is probable that in its earliest form the _ugab_ was nothing more than a”
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