variants or less commonly langspil
plural -s
: a harp formerly played in the Shetland islands and Iceland

Word History


Norwegian langspil, langspel, from lang long (from Old Norse langr) + spil, spel play, from Middle Low German spil; akin to Old High German spil play

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“Langspiel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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