One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Scandinavian S-shaped bronze trumpet dating from the Bronze Age.
- ‘The Danish lur was in use from the 10th century bc to the 8th; and the Roman lituus, bucina, and cornu, and the Celtic carnyx, date from some centuries later.’
- ‘The change in pace is subtle and almost negligible, and yet its mellow lure propels the song beyond the gloom.’
- ‘The Cathedral choir will sing the piece, and Mr Selvik will himself play the lur, a Norwegian hunting horn which belonged to the late King Olav, and which was gifted to the centre.’
Danish and Norwegian, originally denoting a wooden shepherd's horn.
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