Definition of Sistra

1. Noun. (plural of sistrum) ¹



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Definition of Sistra

1. sistrum [n] - See also: sistrum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sistra

sistergirl
sistergirls
sisterhood
sisterhoods
sistering
sisterless
sisterlike
sisterliness
sisterly
sisterly love
sisters
sisters-in-law
sisters before misters
sistership
sisting
sistra (current term)
sistren
sistroid
sistrum
sistrums
sists
sisu
sisyphus
sit
sit-and-go
sit-and-goes
sit-down
sit-down money
sit-down strike
sit-downs

Literary usage of Sistra

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"... and anointing—Bouquets—Bands of Music—Cymbals, Trumpets, Drums, Harps, Guitars, Lyres, Flutes, Pipes, sistra, Sacred Instruments—Dancing—The Pirouette ..."

2. Researches in Sinai by William Matthew Flinders Petrie, C. T. Currelly (1906)
"... where the king's daughters bring their collars, their wands, and their sistra, and display them during their song (Egyptian Tales, i, p. 122). ..."

3. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1842)
".sistra in the Berlin Museum. rings; but the rude Egyptian model of another, in the same collection, has three rings upon its single bar, agreeing in this ..."

4. Attic Grave Reliefs That Represent Women in the Dress of Isis by Elizabeth J. Walters (1988)
"have a floral or figured base, recalling ornate Egyptian sistra of the Saite to Roman periods.105 In Egypt, the sistrum was associated with the goddess ..."

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