rebec

noun
re·bec | \ˈrē-ˌbek, ˈre-(ˌ)bek\
variants: or rebeck

Definition of rebec 

: an ancient bowed usually 3-stringed musical instrument with a pear-shaped body and slender neck

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First Known Use of rebec

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rebec

Middle English rebecke, from Middle French rebec, alteration of Old French rebebe, from Old Occitan rebeb, from Arabic rabāb

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