from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A rude form of viol, common in India.
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The ravanastron is a common instrument with the mendicant friars of this order.
An example of their simplest form exists in the ravanastron, or banjo-fiddle, supposed to have been invented by
The only other known examples of bowed instruments of primitive type are (1) the _ravanastron_, an instrument of the monochord type, native to India, made to vibrate by a kind of bow with
Still, all the nations around Hindostan have the tradition that the art of playing music by means of a bow is very old, the C.ylonese attributing the invention to one of their kings who reigned about 5000 B.C. Their ravanastron is very crude.
The primitive violin was the ravanastron, which the Ceylonese claim to have been invented by one of their kings, who reigned about 5000 B.C.
Besides the primitive form of the bowed instrument, the ravanastron
The ravanastron he brought home with him from India, and under the name Rebec it found its way into