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Crwth [chorus, crot, crowd]locked

  • Bethan Miles
  •  and Robert Evans


A Welsh term for a plucked and, from about the 11th century, a bowed lyre. The name is cognate with the Irish crot, cruit, which originally denoted a plucked lyre but was ultimately used for a harp. The Middle English crouthe, crowd(e) is a late 12th-century borrowing of the Welsh ...

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