urheen

noun
ur·​heen
variants: or urhien or urhheen \ ˈərˈhē(ə)n \
plural -s

Definition of urheen 

: 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

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History and Etymology for urheen

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

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