Meaning of ravanastron in English:


Pronunciation /ˌrɑːvəˈnɑːstrən/


  • An Indian musical instrument played with a bow, typically having two strings and a long neck.

    More complex forms of the instrument with sympathetic strings also exist.


Late 18th century. In some forms from French ravanastron from Tamil irāvaṇāstam and Telugu rāvaṇahastamu kind of fiddle from Sanskrit rāvaṇahasta forearm of Ravana from Rāvaṇa Ravana, the name of a demon and legendary king of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) + hasta forearm, hand.