noun pan·du·ra \panˈd(y)u̇rə\
variants: less commonly



Definition of pandura



  1. 1 :  bandore

  2. 2 :  an ancient long-necked small-bodied stringed instrument of the lute class

  3. 3 :  bandura

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Origin and Etymology of pandura

pandura from Italian pandura, pandora, from Late Latin pandura, pandurium three-stringed lute, from Greek pandoura; pandoura from Greek

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