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- n. An Ancient Greek stringed instrument, the particular construction of which is unknown.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ancient stringed instrument used by the Greeks, the particular construction of which is unknown.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient musical instrument, probably a large harp, used in Asia and introduced into Italy by the Romans.
(Chald. sabkha; Gr. sambuke), a Syrian stringed instrument resembling a harp (Dan. 3: 5, 7, 10, 15); not the modern sackbut, which is a wind instrument.