or·phar·i·on | \ȯ(r)ˈfa(a)rēən\
variants: or orpheoreon \ˌȯ(r)fēˈōrēən \ or orpherian \ȯ(r)ˈfirēən \
plural -s

Definition of orpharion 

: an old musical instrument of the cittern family having six to nine pairs of metal strings played with a plectrum

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History and Etymology for orpharion

orpharion probably from Orpheus, poet and musician in Greek mythology + Arion, 7th century b.c. semilegendary Greek poet; orpheoreon or orpherian alteration of orpharion

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