vi·​na ˈvē-nə How to pronounce vina (audio)
variants or veena
: 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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Word History


Hindi vīṇā, from Sanskrit

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vina was in 1788

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“Vina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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