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Week twenty-one: LICHANOS (probability 11608), by David Sutton

The LICHANOS (plural LICHANOSES) is one of the strings on a Greek lyre. It takes its name from the Greek lichanos, forefinger.

The Greek lyre had eight strings, and each had its own name; all these names are playable in Scrabble. In descending order of pitch, these are:

NETE
PARANETE
TRITE (so note that TRITE takes an -S hook)
PARAMESE
MESE
LICHANOS
PARHYPATE
HYPATE

Incidentally one kind of Greek lyre was called a PHORMINX (plural PHORMINGES) and another kind a CITHARA or KITHARA.

   













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