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Meaning of PSALM

Pronunciation:  sâm

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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.