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Definition of cithern

Cithern
Cithern Cith"ern, n. See Cittern.
cithern
Cittern Cit"tern, n. [L. cithara, Gr. ?. Cf. Cithara, Gittern.] (Mus.) An instrument shaped like a lute, but strung with wire and played with a quill or plectrum. [Written also cithern.] --Shak. Note: Not to be confounded with zither.

Meaning of cithern from wikipedia

- The cittern or cithren (Fr. cistre, It. cetra, Ger. Cister, Sp. cistro, cedra, cítola) is a stringed instrument dating from the Renaissance. Modern scholars...
- disturb their repose, disturb not the mystery: If thou hear the sounds of cithern or psaltery, It is I, dear Country, who, a song t'you intone. And when...
- Lewis and Short translates classical Latin cithara as English "cithara, cithern, guitar, or lute". See Lewis, Charlton T.; Short, Charles (1879). "cithara"...
- gittron, giterninge, giterne. John Playford's A Booke of New Lessons for the Cithern & Gittern (published in London in 1652) may represent a response to the...
- his volume of poems Tofes kinnor ve-'ugav ('Master of the Lyre and the Cithern', Vienna, 1860), and especially on his Hebrew version of Faust, entitled...
- antiquity who were keen musicians. Grave Socrates himself began to learn the cithern when an old man. Indeed, the wisest ancient philosophers taught that the...
- haunted heaven. Thus, The conscience is converted into palms Like windy citherns, hankering for hymns. We agree in principle. That's clear. But take The...
- Hall, London, (1874) The Jewel Re****tion[when?] My Only Love (1880) The Cithern Poems for Recitation (1886) An Unruly Spirit, V.F. White, London. (1890)...
- Banquet (1651) Catch that Catch Can (1652) A Booke of New Lessons for the Cithern & Gittern (1652, revised 1666 as Musick's Delight on the Cithren) Musick's...
- haunted heaven. Thus,  The conscience is converted into palms,  Like windy citherns hankering for hymns.  We agree in principle. That's clear. But take  The...