from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rude lute used in Little Russia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music A plucked stringed instrument of the lute family.


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  • When he played on the kobza and sang of the ancient glories of the Ukraine, Kotchubei's young daughter, like Desdemona, listened entranced, and finally asked him to marry her.

    Songs of Ukraina, With Ruthenian Poems

  • The singers – the Kobzars – accompany themselves on the kobza while they sing the glories of the Ukraine.

    Songs of Ukraina, With Ruthenian Poems

  • Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and his spouse Katerina Yushchenko visited a monument to prominent Ukrainian poet, great kobza player Taras Shevchenko.



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