Came across this word in the provocative phrase “sackbut girls”, but it seems to be a disused word for the trombone — sackbut.

Comes from W.R. Paton’s translation of Polybius: “When [Nicagoras] told him he had brought horses to sell, Cleomenes said, ‘I very much wish you had brought catamites and sackbut girls instead of the horses, for those are the wares this king is after.'”

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