What does psalm mean?

Definitions for psalm
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Psalm(noun)

    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

  2. psalm(verb)

    any sacred song used to praise the deity

  3. psalm(verb)

    sing or celebrate in psalms

    "He psalms the works of God"

Wiktionary

  1. psalm(Noun)

    A sacred song; a poetical composition for use in the praise or worship of God.

    Etymology: From salm or psalme, from psealm, later reinforced from psalme (modern French psaume), both from psalmus, from ψαλμός (from ψάλλω), but later in New Testament times the meaning of ψαλμός evolved from its Classical meaning of "a tune played to the harp" to a more general tune that could be played with any instrument; even a song sung with or without their accompaniment. By the Byzantine Period, it lost all of its instrumental characteristics.

  2. psalm(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From salm or psalme, from psealm, later reinforced from psalme (modern French psaume), both from psalmus, from ψαλμός (from ψάλλω), but later in New Testament times the meaning of ψαλμός evolved from its Classical meaning of "a tune played to the harp" to a more general tune that could be played with any instrument; even a song sung with or without their accompaniment. By the Byzantine Period, it lost all of its instrumental characteristics.

  3. psalm(Verb)

    To extol in psalms; to make music; to sing; as, psalming his praises.

    Etymology: From salm or psalme, from psealm, later reinforced from psalme (modern French psaume), both from psalmus, from ψαλμός (from ψάλλω), but later in New Testament times the meaning of ψαλμός evolved from its Classical meaning of "a tune played to the harp" to a more general tune that could be played with any instrument; even a song sung with or without their accompaniment. By the Byzantine Period, it lost all of its instrumental characteristics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Psalm(noun)

    a sacred song; a poetical composition for use in the praise or worship of God

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Psalm(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Psalm(verb)

    to extol in psalms; to sing; as, psalming his praises

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Psalm

    säm, n. a sacred song.—ns. Psalm′-book, a book containing psalms for purposes of worship; Psalmist (säm′ist, or sal′mist), a composer of psalms, applied to David and to the writers of the Scriptural psalms.—adjs. Psalmod′ic, -al, pertaining to psalmody.—v.i. Psal′modise, to practise psalmody.—ns. Psal′modist, a singer of psalms; Psalmody (sal′mo-di, or säm′o-di), the singing of psalms, esp. in public worship: psalms collectively.—v.t. to celebrate in psalms.—ns. Psalmog′rapher, Psalmog′raphist, a writer of psalms; Psalmog′raphy, the act or practice of writing psalms; Psalm′-tune, a tune to which a psalm is usually sung.—The Psalms, one of the books of the Old Testament. [A.S. sealm—Low L. psalmus—Gr. psalmospsallein, to play on a stringed instrument.]

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  1. plasm

  2. palms

  3. lamps

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psalm in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psalm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of psalm in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Watson (c. 1620-1686):

    "There is nothing here abiding; the creature has a little honey in its mouth, but it has wings, it will soon fly away. But if you love God, He is ‘a portion for ever’ (Psalm 73:26).

  2. The Refined Poet:

    In the midst of the storm, your life boat appears. A psalm, a hymn, a word... calming the fiercest winds of the soul.

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