Why is the end of a violin bow called a frog?
My childs School teacher asked.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The "FROG" is in the body. It is the indentation on the sides which allows motion for the bow.
- old ladyLv 71 decade ago
Because originally (and possibly still today) it was made from a frog. Not the kind that hops around and goes croak, croak, but the wedge of elastic horny substance in the middle of a horse's hoof, which is called a frog. How it got that name, I have no idea, but that's where the name for the end of the violin bow comes from.
- 1 decade ago
i used to play the violin and not even my director knew