variants or urhien or urhheen
plural -s
: a Chinese fiddle consisting of two strings usually of silk tuned a fifth apart, stretched across a small mallet-shaped hollow block, and fastened at the other end to tuning pegs set in a long stick

Word History


modification of Chinese (Pekingese) êr4-hsien2, literally, two strings

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“Urheen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urheen. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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