plural -s
: an ancient stringed instrument probably like a Hebrew harp of 10 or 12 strings

called also nebel

[probably so called from the resemblance of its symbol, the inverted Greek delta, to a harp] : del

Word History


Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew nēbhel harp

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“Nabla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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