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Webster Dictionary

  1. Phorminx(noun)

    a kind of lyre used by the Greeks

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. .]

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  1. Phorminx

    The phorminx was one of the oldest of the Ancient Greek stringed musical instruments, intermediate between the lyre and the kithara. It consisted of two to seven strings, richly decorated arms and a crescent-shaped sound box. It mostly probably originated from Mesopotamia. While it seems to have been common in Homer's day, accompanying the rhapsodes, it was supplanted in historical times by the seven-stringed kithara. Nevertheless, the term phorminx continued to be used as an archaism in poetry. The term phorminx is also sometimes used in both ancient and modern writing to refer to all four instruments of the lyre family collectively: ⁕barbitos ⁕kithara ⁕lyre ⁕phorminx

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Phorminx

    for′mingks, n. a kind of cithara. [Gr.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phorminx in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phorminx in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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