Cittern [cithren, cittharn, citharen]The whole article would come to nine pages printed out.
(Fr. cistre; Ger. Cither, Cythar, Zister, Zitter; It. cetra, cetera, cetara; Sp. citara, cithara, citola).
A plucked instrument with wire strings that achieved its greatest importance in the 16th and 17th centuries. Although it was regarded as a classical revival of the ancient GreekKithara (from which its name derives) in Italian Renaissance humanist culture, its direct precursor was the medieval Citole.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Online edn. of New Grove Dictionary
On the Hemingways Studio website at http://hemingways-studio.org/main.html ... Canadian ... I don't know much about it, but it looks they've managed to get the whole dictionary (link to TOC here) up on their website. This morning I Googled into the article on Norway ... surfed around after I printed it out, checked the article on the Cittern. Which saves me a trip up to school. Overview as follows: