Origin of violaItalian from Old Provençal viula, viol
Origin of violaMiddle English from L, a violet, probably of non-IE origin, originally
Origin of Violafrom L: see viola
- A stringed instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower, and having a deeper, more sonorous tone.
- An organ stop usually of eight-foot or four-foot pitch yielding stringlike tones.
Origin of violaItalian from Old Italian from Old Provençal a kind of early viol ultimately of imitative origin ( probably back formation from violar to play the viol ) ( from viu sound imitative of a hurdy-gurdy or viol )
Origin of violaMiddle English from LatinGreek ion ( both Greek and Latin from a common unknown Mediterranean source )
From Italian viola, from Old ProvenÃ§al viola (modern Occitan viula), from Medieval Latin *vitula (“stringed instrument").
From Latin viola (“violet").
From Latin viola (“violet")