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Variant of cithara.


(Instruments) a variant of cithara


(ˈkɪθ ər ə)

also cithara

n., pl. -ras.
a lyrelike musical instrument of ancient Greece having a wooden soundbox.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Greek kithára lyre; compare guitar, zither]
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Six music artists composed of South Border, True Faith, Hale, Mark Carpio and Kithara, as well as DJ Matt Carbonell will perform in the Valentine party dubbed 'Heart Beats 2.
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blue pencil-marks made against the dance-loving Kithara and the footsteps of the Muses and the Nereids dancing on the shining sands.
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The Syracusan, responsible for the hired entertainment, brings to Callias's party a good piper ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), (26) a female dancer, and a good-looking young man who dances and plays the kithara: "The female piper played her aulos, the young man played his kithara, and everyone seemed to be quite entertained" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2.
Seven heavenly spheres form a heavenly heptachord, whose every planet corresponds to a certain string of a kithara, i.
Greek stringed instruments included the Chelys Lyre, Kithara, Barbitos, Phorminx, Thracian Kithara, and Harp.
To the left of the female figure, attendants carry luxurious and ceremonial objects: a kithara (a type of lyre), a fan and a pail (objects likely to have been made of bronze or precious metal), an incense box, a pitcher and a large parasol to shade her from the sun.
While similar types of plucked and struck stringed instruments, such as the long-necked lute and kithara, can be relatively easily traced back to antiquity, the exact origins of the hummel are less clear.
Euripides and the kithara emanate from the center of the temple,
The Jews] rejected the trumpet of Isaiah that sounded the pure conception; they stilled the lyre of the psalms that sang about his priesthood; they silenced the kithara that sung of his kingship.
As confusing as the origin myths may be, with their jumble of stringed instruments and woodwinds, it's impossible to reduce it all to a common denominator; what's decisive is that the one playing the kithara always wins; that is, the god of thinkers, the head honcho of intellectuals--and his weapon, the lyre, is thoroughly symptomatic.