Definition of Phorminx

1. n. A kind of lyre used by the Greeks.



Definition of Phorminx

1. Noun. A kind of lyre used by the Ancient Greeks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phorminx

1. an old stringed instrument [n PHORMINGES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phorminx

phorbin
phorbol
phorbol ester
phorbol esters
phorbols
phorboxazole
phoresies
phoresis
phoresy
phoretic
phoria
phorid
phorids
phormicin
phorminges
phorminx (current term)
phorminxes
phormium
phormiums
phoro-
phorone
phoronid
phoronids
phoronis
phoronomics
phorophyte
phorophytes
phoropter
phoropters

Literary usage of Phorminx

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

1. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"Derived from the Greek, sound or voice, and measure: an instrument for recording the number of vibrations of a sounding body in a unit of time. phorminx ..."

2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1919)
"... phorminx Berry. Dorsal view of head valve of type ... phorminx Berry. Dorsal view of valve v of type ..."

3. History of the Literature of Ancient Greece by Karl Otfried Müller (1840)
"When the phorminx was used to lead a dancing-chorus, its music was of course continued as long as the (lancing lasted t ; whilst, at the recitation ..."

4. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1919)
"... phorminx Berry. Interior view of valve v of type [549] : x IS. Fig. 3. ... phorminx Berry. Interior view of tail valve of type [549] : x 15. ..."

5. Introduction to Classical Greek Literature by William Cranston Lawton (1903)
"When Achilles was surprised in his cabin, at night, by the envoys of Agamemnon, he held in his hand a sweet- toned phorminx, "fair-wrought, with a silvern ..."

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