from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A variety of dulcimer used in the East.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It was probably the predecessor of the Arab canon, which again is much the same as the santir.
Still more familiar to domestic eyes is that descendant of the Arab santir, the modern pianoforte.
"L'âme ne peut se mouvoir, s'éveiller, ouvrir les yeux, sans santir