In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We also had this ‘wind harp,’ a lyre with gut strings, that we'd de-tuned and stuck out in the wind on the truck.
- I wondered what he was thinking as we swayed to the melody of softly playing lutes, harps, and lyres.
- It is probable that Fortunatus was here alluding to different varieties of the same plucked string instrument, essentially a lyre.
- The mosaics depict a range of fabulous creatures, gods, and heroes, including the four seasons, Orpheus playing a lyre, Perseus and Andromeda, an astrologer, and a Medusa head.
- He preferred his social life and his poetry and his lyre.
- There are models of the first musical instrument that originated in Africa, the Pan flute, and the lyre, a string instrument which is said to have been used by the Spanish in 2,600 BC.
- Yes, there is, and some people may not realise that yes, that there was an ancient constellation of the lyre, which was originally called the Lyre of the Pleiades.
- The angels are playing a collection of musical instruments, including the harp, tambourine, cymbals, lyre and psaltery.
- There was a fief, a tambourine, lyres and lutes.
- In a way it was a cross between a lyre, violin and a guitar.
- What - to go back to very first principles - is at the heart of an art that is underwritten by no mere etymological coincidence: lyre as musical instrument; lyric as literary text?
- These include harps, lyres, whistles, horns, pan-pipes, bones, psalteries and some form of drum.
- In Ireland, however, images of harps show quadrangular instruments, possibly lyres.
- Materials for the Rebec would be much the same as for the harp or lyre, although the Rebec has only three strings.
- Thus, only two instruments, the lyre and the zither, are needed.
- His distinctive voice resonates like polished grit over a combination of searing strings, Hawaiian lap steels, mellotrons and even enchanted lyres.
- And indeed she did, for as she entered the meadhall, a tremendous sound of multiple lyres and harps greeted her.
- Many of the riffs are righteously medieval in tone, but they rework those tripping arpeggios for a scorched-earth rock setting, without a lute, zither or lyre within earshot.
- She could see it now; musicians years from now would sing of the grand exploits of the amazing Adrianna while plucking at their lyres and mandolins.
- This double album is a celebration of the lyre, centuries old, and traditionally the favourite instrument of the Sudan.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.