vina

noun
vi·​na | \ ˈvē-nə How to pronounce vina (audio) \
variants: or veena

Definition of vina

: a stringed instrument of India having usually four strings on a long bamboo fingerboard with movable frets and a gourd resonator at each end

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First Known Use of vina

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vina

Hindi vīṇā, from Sanskrit

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“Vina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vina. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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