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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 ?
The psalms, the prayers, the Litany, and the sermon were all reduced to one chanting sound which paused, and then renewed itself, a little higher or a little lower.
As the psalms of David exceed all other language, so does the psalmody that has been fitted to them by the divines and sages of the land, surpass all vain poetry.
They sing the psalms of David, of which, as well as the other parts of the Holy Scriptures, they have a very exact translation in their own language; in which, though accounted canonical, the books of the Maccabees are omitted.
He maddened me particularly when he read aloud the psalms to himself behind his partition.
And he carved out little wooden feet for her, and crutches, taught her the psalm criminals always sing; and she kissed the hand which had wielded the axe, and went over the heath.
She sat in the pew with the clergyman's family, and when they had ended the psalm and looked up, they nodded and said, "It is right that thou art come
Lisbeth had a vague belief that the psalm was doing her husband good; it was part of that decent burial which she would have thought it a greater wrong to withhold from him than to have caused him many unhappy days while he was living.
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:
The psalms are more prevalently featured, with designs surrounding them rather than the setting.
There is wide evidence of the cultic role of the psalms, reflecting religious poetry in other Middle Eastern cultures, so it is clear that Psalm 145 was used in Second Temple times.
Seabrook Director of Music Martin Tel will lead "A Festival of Psalms," a public, two-day seminar and concert on the prayers and music of the Psalms at Westminster Presbyterian Church Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.
As the psalms are a microcosm of the Old Testament, so the Expositions of the Psalms can be seen as a microcosm of Augustinian thought.