14th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English giterne, from Middle French guiterne, modification of Old Spanish guitarra guitar
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“Gittern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gittern. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.
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