psalmic

psalm

[sahm]
noun
1.
a sacred song or hymn.
2.
(initial capital letter) any of the songs, hymns, or prayers contained in the Book of Psalms.
3.
a metric version or paraphrase of any of these.
4.
a poem of a similar nature.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English psalm(e), s(e)alm(e), psame, Old English ps(e)alm, sealm < Late Latin psalmus < Greek psalmós song sung to the harp, orig., a plucking, as of strings, akin to psállein to pluck, pull, play (the harp)

psalmic, adjective
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psalm (sɑːm)
 
n
1.  (often capital) any of the 150 sacred songs, lyric poems, and prayers that together constitute a book (Psalms) of the Old Testament
2.  a musical setting of one of these poems
3.  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)]
 
'psalmic
 
adj

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psalm
O.E. salm, from L. psalmus, from Gk. psalmos "song sung to a harp," originally "performance on stringed instrument," from psallein "play on a stringed instrument, pull, twitch." Used in Septuagint for Heb. mizmor "song," especially the sort sung by David to the harp.
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