Origin of viola da gambaIt, literally , viol for the leg
viola da gambaviola da gam·ba
viola da gamba
- A stringed instrument, the bass of the viol family, with approximately the range of the cello. Also called bass viol . Also called gamba . Also called viol .
- An organ stop of eight-foot pitch yielding tones similar to those of the viola da gamba.
Origin of viola da gambaItalian viola viol da of, for gamba leg
(plural viola da gambas)
From Italian viola da gamba (“viol of leg")