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Re: origin of 'timbre'

and various types of bells (14th century).  Various other derivative
meanings arose in the middle ages (including a weight(?), a helmet or
skull cap, a heraldic crest, etc.).

In the picture, Pythagoras is shown experimenting with bells,
water-glasses, stretched cords, and various sized pipes; his Hebrew
counterpart, Jubal, uses weighted hammers on an anvil.

there may be a relation between these two "weight" and "bells"

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