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vina

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noun vi·na \ˈvē-nə\

Definition of vina

  1. :  a stringed instrument of India having usually four strings on a long bamboo fingerboard with movable frets and a gourd resonator at each end



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Origin of vina

Hindi vīṇā, from Sanskrit


First Known Use: 1788

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