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viol

viol XV (vyell). — OF. viel(l)e (mod. vielle viol, hurdy-gurdy), alt. of viole — Pr. viola, viula, prob. rel. to FIDDLE; the present form (- F. viole) dates from XVI.
So viol da gamba XVIII (earlier gambo XVI–XVII). — It. viola da gamba ‘leg-viol’, i.e. the instrument when played being placed between the legs.

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vielle

vielle (vyĕl), bowed string instrument used throughout Europe from the 13th cent. through the 15th cent. The vielle resembles the violin, of which it is a direct precursor, but it has a longer body and five strings, one of which was used as a drone. In the 15th cent. the word vielle referred to the hurdy-gurdy (vielle à rue).

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vielle

vielle (Fr.). Medieval name for various instr., e.g. hurdy-gurdy and fiddle.

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vielle

vielle hurdy-gurdy. XVIII. — F. vielle, OF. viele; see VIOL.

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