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psalm

 (säm)
n.
1. A sacred song; a hymn.
2. Psalms(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
tr.v. psalmed, psalm·ing, psalms
To sing of or celebrate in psalms.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin psalmus, from Greek psalmos, from psallein, to play the harp; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.]

psalm

(sɑːm)
n
1. (Bible) (often capital) any of the 150 sacred songs, lyric poems, and prayers that together constitute a book (Psalms) of the Old Testament
2. (Bible) a musical setting of one of these poems
3. (Music, other) a musical setting of one of these poems
4. (Music, other) any sacred song or hymn
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any sacred song or hymn
[Old English, from Late Latin psalmus, from Greek psalmos song accompanied on the harp, from psallein to play (the harp)]
ˈpsalmic adj

psalm

(sɑm)

n.
1. a sacred song or hymn.
2. (cap.) any of the songs, hymns, or prayers contained in the Book of Psalms.
[before 900; Middle English s(e)alm(e), Old English ps(e)alm < Late Latin psalmus < Greek psalmós song sung to the harp, derivative of psállein to pluck, play (the harp)]
psalm′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psalm - one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old TestamentPsalm - 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
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.psalm - any sacred song used to praise the deity
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
Verb1.psalm - sing or celebrate in psalms; "He psalms the works of God"
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"

psalm

noun hymn, carol, chant, paean, song of praise He recited the twenty-third psalm.
Translations
مَزْمور
žalm
salme
psalmiveisatavirsi
zsoltár
sálmur
psalmė
psalms
žalm
ilâhi

psalm

[sɑːm] Nsalmo m

psalm

[ˈsɑːm] npsaume m

psalm

nPsalm m; (the Book of) Psalmsder Psalter; psalm bookPsalmenbuch nt

psalm

[sɑːm] nsalmo

psalm

(saːm) noun
a sacred song, especially one from the Book of Psalms in the Bible.
References in classic literature ?
And all the people in the church looked at Karen's red shoes, and all the pictures, and as Karen knelt before the altar, and raised the cup to her lips, she only thought of the red shoes, and they seemed to swim in it; and she forgot to sing her psalm, and she forgot to pray, "Our Father in Heaven
The coins abstracted and the missive written, he could not be gone too soon from the scene of these transgressions; and remembering how his father had once returned from church, on some slight illness, in the middle of the second psalm, he durst not even make a packet of a change of clothes.
I have a little boy, younger than you, who knows six Psalms by heart: and when you ask him which he would rather have, a gingerbread-nut to eat or a verse of a Psalm to learn, he says: 'Oh
Irwine's reading a special service for her husband; and besides, she knew the funeral psalm was going to be sung for him.
When the ceremony of plighting troth was over, the beadle spread before the lectern in the middle of the church a piece of pink silken stuff, the choir sang a complicated and elaborate psalm, in which the bass and tenor sang responses to one another, and the priest turning round pointed the bridal pair to the pink silk rug.
She allowed, therefore, half an hour to pass away; and as at that moment all was silence in the old castle, as nothing was heard but the eternal murmur of the waves--that immense breaking of the ocean--with her pure, harmonious, and powerful voice, she began the first couplet of the psalm then in great favor with the Puritans:
He had scarce got them on, and it was a sore labor, seeing that my inches will scarce match my girth--he had scarce got them on, I say, and I not yet at the end of the second psalm, when he bade me do honor to my new dress, and with that set off down the road as fast as feet would carry him.
On the other hand, the Puritans affirmed that, when a psalm was pealing from their place of worship, the echo which the forest sent them back seemed often like the chorus of a jolly catch, closing with a roar of laughter.
By the time they had swung in an irregular way from prayer to psalm, from psalm to history, from history to poetry, and Mr.
but without clouds: riddles which can be guessed: to please such maidens I then composed an after-dinner psalm.
His only resource on such occasions, either to drown thought or drive away evil spirits, was to sing psalm tunes and the good people of Sleepy Hollow, as they sat by their doors of an evening, were often filled with awe at hearing his nasal melody, "in linked sweetness long drawn out," floating from the distant hill, or along the dusky road.
For this manner of worship they cite the psalm of David, "O clap your hands all ye nations.