[git-ern] /ˈgɪt ərn/
(music) an obsolete medieval stringed instrument resembling the guitar Compare cittern
late 14c., from Old French guiterne, from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara (see guitar).
a native of the Philistine city of Gath (Josh. 13:3). Obed-edom, in whose house the ark was placed, is so designated (2 Sam. 6:10). Six hundred Gittites came with David from Gath into Israel (15:18, 19).
[Sephardic Hebrew gee-teen; Ashkenazic Hebrew git-in] /Sephardic Hebrew giˈtin; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈgɪt ɪn/ noun, Hebrew. 1. a plural of . [get] /gɛt/ verb (used with object), got or (Archaic) gat; got or gotten; getting. 1. to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension. […]
a stringed instrument of music. This word is found in the titles of Ps. 8, 81, 84. In these places the LXX. render the word by “on the wine-fats.” The Targum explains by “on the harp which David brought from Gath.” It is the only stringed instrument named in the titles of the Psalms.
noun in the UK, an alleyway Usage Note slang