Originally, it denoted the lowest
note in the medieval sequence of hexachords; now it labels all ranges; what
word is it?
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The term was coined as a contraction of the Medieval Latin gamma ut, from gamma, the Greek letter indicating a note below A, plus ut, the low note on the six-note musical scale that took names from corresponding syllables in a Latin hymn for St. John the Baptist's Day.
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