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Meaning of PSALM

Pronunciation:  sâm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any sacred song used to praise the Deity
  2. [n]  one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament; said to have been written by David
 

PSALM is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: Old Testament, religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Psalm\, n. [OE. psalm, salm, AS. sealm, L. psalmus,
    psalma, fr. Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to pull, twitch, to play upon a
    stringed instrument, to sing to the harp: cf. OF. psalme,
    salme, F. psaume.]
    1. A sacred song; a poetical composition for use in the
       praise or worship of God.
    
             Humus devout and holy psalms Singing everlastingly.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. Especially, one of the hymns by David and others,
       collected into one book of the Old Testament, or a modern
       metrical version of such a hymn for public worship.
    
    
  2. \Psalm\, v. t.
    To extol in psalms; to sing; as, psalming his praises.
    --Sylvester.
    
    
 

 

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