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- n. A kind of lyre used by the Ancient Greeks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of lyre used by the Greeks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient Greek stringed musical instrument; a cithara or lyre.
Hesiod, it was called phorminx, which is believed to have been the form so often represented on Greek vases of a turtle shell with side pieces like horns, an instrument having but little effective resonance.
- According to Iliad, Apollo was also the god of song and music, delighting the immortal gods with his play on the phorminx during their repast.