gittern

noun
git·​tern | \ ˈgi-tərn How to pronounce gittern (audio) \

Definition of gittern

: a medieval guitar

First Known Use of gittern

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gittern

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 13 May. 2021.

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