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 Dulce et Decorum est pro Patria Mori (Latin).Dulcin’ea. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dul’cimer (Italian dolcimello),
according to Bishop (Musical Dictionary, p. 45), is “a triangular chest strung with wires, which are struck with a little rod held in each hand;” but the word “symphonia,” translated dulcimer in Daniel iii. 5, was a species of bagpipe. Fürst deduces it from the Hebrew smpn (a pipe).   1
        “The sound of cornet, flute, harp, sackbut psaltery, [symphony] or dulcimer, and all kinds of music.”—Dan. iii. 5.

 Dulce et Decorum est pro Patria Mori (Latin).Dulcin’ea. 


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