citole

noun
ci·​tole | \ sə̇ˈtōl, ˈsiˌtōl \
variants: or citola \ sə̇ˈtōlə \
plural -s

Definition of citole

: a small flat-backed lute of late medieval times

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First Known Use of citole

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for citole

Middle English citole, from Middle French, probably from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara

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“Citole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citole. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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