Δευτέρα, 11 Ιουλίου 2011

Etymology of mandolin

Origin of the word mandolin

Mandolin comes from the French mandoline, from the Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandola, a larger kind of mandolin, altered from the Latin pandura (a three-stringed lute), which is transliteration of the Greek pandura. See also post 186 (etymology of banjo).





In modern Greek (Romeika)


a) mandolino: mandolin [Gr: μαντολίνο; loanword]
Post 187.
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