Psalter


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Psal·ter

also psal·ter  (sôl′tər)
n.
A book containing the book of Psalms or a particular version of, musical setting for, or selection from it.

[Middle English, from Old English psaltere and Old French psaultier, both from Late Latin psaltērium, from Latin, psaltery, from Greek psaltērion; see psaltery.]

Psalter

(ˈsɔːltə)
n
1. (Bible) another name for Psalms, esp in the version in the Book of Common Prayer
2. (Bible) a translation, musical, or metrical version of the Psalms
3. (Bible) a devotional or liturgical book containing a version of Psalms, often with a musical setting
[Old English psaltere, from Late Latin psaltērium, from Greek psaltērion stringed instrument, from psallein to play a stringed instrument]

Psal•ter

(ˈsɔl tər)

n.
1. the Biblical book of Psalms.
2. (sometimes l.c.) psalmbook.
[before 900; Middle English sauter (< Anglo-French), Old English saltere < Late Latin psaltērium the Psalter, Latin: a psaltery < Greek psaltḗrion, derivative (with -tērion n. suffix) of psállein to pluck]

Psalter

 of bishops: bishops collectively.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Psalter - a collection of Psalms for liturgical usePsalter - a collection of Psalms for liturgical use
prayer book, prayerbook - a book containing prayers
Book of Common Prayer - the Anglican service book of the Church of England; has had several revisions since the Reformation and is widely admired for the dignity and beauty of its language
Translations

psalter

[ˈsɔːltəʳ] Nsalterio m

psalter

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psalter

[ˈsɔːltəʳ] nsalterio
References in classic literature ?
She tried several ballads, but found them inadequate; till, recollecting the psalter that her eyes had so often wandered over of a Sunday morning before she had eaten of the tree of knowledge, she chanted: "O ye Sun and Moon .
1539, under the direction of Archbishop Cranmer, Coverdale issued a revised edition, officially authorized for use in churches; its version of the Psalms still stands as the Psalter of the English Church.
The Book of Common Prayer, now used in the English Church coordinately with Bible and Psalter, took shape out of previous primers of private devotion, litanies, and hymns, mainly as the work of Archbishop Cranmer during the reign of Edward VI.
There was brother Bartholomew with a crucifix of rare carved ivory, and brother Luke With a white-backed psalter adorned with golden bees, and brother Francis with the "Slaying of the Innocents" most daintily set forth upon vellum.
intends to shift the ground of Psalter interpretation, and to demonstrate the theological impact of close attention to iconic representation in concert with canonical critical observations.
Sacred English gradually became dispersed out of the liturgy alone into discourses such as the metrical psalter and the devotional lyric.
Inside a small French Psalter is a poem referring to ``the inward suspicious minde'', written in her hand.
Steussy "suggests that in the Psalter as a whole, David serves both as a model for individual spiritual development and as a symbol and spokesperson for Israel throughout history" (inside jacket leaf).
Known as the Avranches Psalter, the 344-page work was acquired privately by the Getty and will join its growing medieval manuscripts collection, one of the Brentwood museum's most important.
After the 1551 publication of an expanded psalter including additional translations by Theodore de Beze, however, the psalms and their melodies became even more strongly identified with the Huguenot cause.
Among the books whose illustrations are discussed are the Tiberius Psalter, the Benedictional of St AEthelwold, the Dunstan Classbook, the Athelstan Psalter, the Grimbald Gospels, the Harley Psalter and the AElfwine Prayerbook.
Although chanting was the preferred musical mode, the Psalter opened the door to hymns with new harmonies.