Castanets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n. pl.) Two small, concave shells of ivory or hard wood, shaped like spoons, fastened to the thumb, and beaten together with the middle finger; -- used by the Spaniards and Moors as an accompaniment to their dance and guitars.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CASTANETS

kas'-ta-nets, kas-ta-nets' (mena`an`im): Are mentioned in 2 Samuel 6:5 among the musical instruments upon which David and the house of Israel played at the time of the bringing up of the ark out of the house of Abinadab. This word is incorrectly translated "cornets" in the King James Version. The castanet was probably about the same kind of instrument as the Egyptian sistrum, and the Revised Version (British and American) has "sistra" in the margin of 2 Samuel 6:5. The sialrum was a loop-shaped metal frame through which were passed loose rods at the ends of which were rings. The instrument was held by a long handle and was rattled during songs and dances. It was used in Egypt in religious worship or to scare away evil influences. There is only the one reference to this instrument in the Bible.

A. W. Fortune

Strong's Hebrew
4517. menaanea -- probably (a kind of musical) rattle
... 4516, 4517. menaanea. 4518 . probably (a kind of musical) rattle. Transliteration:
menaanea Phonetic Spelling: (men-ah-ah') Short Definition: castanets. ...
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Was it for this He Sent Souls, that Some Should Infest the ...
... swell out their cheeks in blowing the flute; that they should take the lead in singing
impure songs, and raising the loud din of the castanets, [3706] by which ...
/.../arnobius/the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/42 was it for this.htm

That the Inventors of Other Arts were Mostly Barbarians.
... The Sicilians, close to Italy, were the first inventors of the phorminx, which
is not much inferior to the lyre. And they invented castanets. ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xvi that the inventors of.htm

Jerusalem Made the Capital City
... David and all the people of Israel danced before Jehovah with all their might to
the music of harps and lyres and drums and castanets and cymbals. ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/jerusalem made the capital city.htm

But Let There Be, as You Wish, Honour in Wine and in Incense...
... [4916] What effect has the clattering of castanets, that when the deities have heard
them, they think that honour has been shown to them, and lay aside their ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/32 but let there be.htm

The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9. <. ...
/.../chapter iithe last days of 2.htm

Thesaurus
Castanets (1 Occurrence)
... guitars. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CASTANETS. kas'-ta ... Bible. AW Fortune.
Multi-Version Concordance Castanets (1 Occurrence). 2 Samuel ...
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Cymbals (15 Occurrences)
... consisting of two convex pieces of brass one held in each hand, which were clashed
together to produce a loud clanging sound; castanets; "loud cymbals ...
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Lyres (21 Occurrences)
... Yahweh with all manner of instruments made of fir wood, and with harps, and with
stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with castanets, and with ...
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Fir-wood (4 Occurrences)
... played before Jehovah with all manner of 'instruments made of' fir-wood, and with
harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with castanets, and with ...
/f/fir-wood.htm - 7k

Tambourines (13 Occurrences)
... Yahweh with all manner of instruments made of fir wood, and with harps, and with
stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with castanets, and with ...
/t/tambourines.htm - 10k

Music (143 Occurrences)
... (4.) The menaan'im, used only in 2 Samuel 6:5, rendered "cornets" (RV, "castanets");
in the Vulgate, "sistra," an instrument of agitation. ...
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Cypress-wood (6 Occurrences)
... played before Jehovah with all manner of instruments made of fir-wood, and with
harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with castanets, and with ...
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Castaway (1 Occurrence)

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Celebrating (7 Occurrences)
... Yahweh with all manner of instruments made of fir wood, and with harps, and with
stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with castanets, and with ...
/c/celebrating.htm - 8k

Stringed (34 Occurrences)
... Yahweh with all manner of instruments made of fir wood, and with harps, and with
stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with castanets, and with ...
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