Origin: incorrect transl. of Aram sabechaBible a stringed instrument resembling a lyre: Dan. 3:5
Origin: MFr, saquebute, sackbut, earlier, hooked lance for fighting on horseback < OFr saquer, to draw, pull < VL *saccare, to pull (from a sack) < L saccus, sack + OFr bouter, to push, butt
See sackbut in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French saquebute
Origin: , from Old French saqueboute
Origin: : Old North French saquier, to pull; see saccade
Origin: + Old French bouter, to push (of Germanic origin; see bhau- in Indo-European roots).
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