: a large lute : chitarrone, theorbo

Word History


French or Italian; French archiluth, from Italian arciliuto, arcileuto, from arci- archi- + liuto, leuto lute, from Arabic al-ʽūd the lute, the wood

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“Archlute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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