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Sēmantron


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    • Klepalo
    • Nāqūs
    • Sēmandron
    • Sēmantēr
    • Sēmantērion
    • Sēmanthron
    • Simandron
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    • found: Work cat.: 97107509: Sharikov, V.G. Ispolʹzovanie bil v pravoslavnom zvone, 1996:p. 4 (Term sēmantron in Greek liturgy is equivalent to bilo in Russian Orthodox liturgy)
    • found: New Grove dict. of mus. instr.(Sēmantron (sēmandron, sēmantēr, sēmantērion, sēmanthron, simandron) wooden sounding-board or metal sounding-plate suspended and struck rapidly with a hammer; served as a call to prayer)
    • found: Marcuse, S. Mus. instr.(Semanterion, wooden percussion board struck with a hammer)
    • found: Srpska duhovna muzika, 1971:slipcase (klepala [plural]; klepalo [singular]; = semantron ("sounding-board struck with a mallet before church services"))
    • found: Grove music online, October 17, 2019:entry for Sēmantron ("Greek term, equivalent to klepalo (or variants) in Slav languages, for a wooden sounding-board or metal sounding-plate ... suspended and struck rapidly with a hammer ... It served universally as a call to prayer until it was supplanted (from the 7th century) in the West by the church bell. It is still used instead of, or in addition to, a bell in some Orthodox and other eastern Christian churches, especially monasteries") entry for Coptic church music--6. Musical instruments (nāqūs: small ebony bar sometimes used in monasteries)
    • found: Wikipedia, October 17, 2019:entry for Semantron (Semantron, or semandron or semanterion; also called a xylon; Romanian: toacă; Russian: bilo; Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian: klepalo; Arabic: nāqūs; percussion instrument used in monasteries to summon the monks to prayer or at the start of a procession; instrument is described as wooden (plank or timber block) or metal and struck with one or more hammers)
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    • 1999-06-24: new
    • 2020-02-18: revised
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