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Lute

LUTE

lut (nebhel; thus the Revised Version (British and American); the King James Version viol (Isaiah 5:12)):

Nebhel is rendered elsewhere by psaltery" or "viol." The lute was originally an Arabic instrument. It resembled a guitar, though with a longer and more slender neck. The name is derived from Arabic al'ood, with a of article elided; hence, Italian liuto; French luth.

See MUSIC.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LUTE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.