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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.