Origin: obs. Fr harpechorde or It arpicordo < arpa (LL harpa < Gmc *harpa: see harp) + corda (see cord); -s- is intrusive
See harpsichord in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of obsolete French harpechorde
Origin: , from Italian arpicordo
Origin: : arpa, harp (from Late Latin harpa, of Germanic origin)
Origin: + corda, string (from Latin chorda, from Greek khordē; see gherə- in Indo-European roots).
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