American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A stringed instrument of India that has a long, fretted fingerboard with resonating gourds at each end.
- Hindi vīṇā, from Sanskrit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While others have arbitrarily assigned the meaning of 'vineyard' to the Etruscan hapax vinac, I prefer to pay proper attention to the larger context from which it comes, the phrase vina-c restm-c, which more sensibly reads as 'both wine and lees'.”
“Dar nu exista nici o libertate deplina fara responsabilitate, caci asta inseamna democratie, Libertate si RESPONSABILITATE, si nu e nevoie de lege politica pentru asta, nu putem da vina in totalitate pe guvernare, desi ... e praf!”
“[TCap xv]; cenu [CPer A.x], canu [TLE 775] show us bluntly that vina- should never be interpreted as a type of property without ripping the delicate semantic web of the Etruscan language to shreds.”
“We must put methodical grammatical analysis before willy-nilly tripe from the start: the noun phrase vinac restmc is properly segmented as vina-c restm-c once we accept the obvious that they're both extended with the common conjunctive -c, giving us the two direct objects of the subsequent transitive participle cenu 'brought'.”
“Any reasonable translation must then be of the form "Both vina and restum were brought.”
“The remaining is a suffix -um which is fortunately attested a few times in what appear to be abstract, uncountable derivative nouns expressing concepts of mass or material as in meθlum 'people' (from *meθil 'group') and vinum 'wine' (from vina, also 'wine').”
“All indications are that vina is a ritual offering, no doubt simply a libation of wine.”
“If I understand correctly Pisani is equating vinutalina with 'wine-bearing' but we also find Etruscan vina and θalna which together give it a similar meaning while also providing thought-provoking cognates.”
“Inside he keeps his vina to strum, implements for drawing, a book, garlands of flowers, a board for dice, and cages of pet birds.”
“Tune the vina neither high nor low, and we shall dance joyfully as we go.”
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