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psalmist

[sah-mist] /ˈsɑ mɪst/
noun
1.
an author of psalms.
2.
the Psalmist, David, the traditional author of the Psalms.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; < Late Latin psalmista. See psalm, -ist
Related forms
antipsalmist, noun, adjective
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  • Now the psalmist seems to say that, if the heavens speak anything, it is not language but possibly only a highly visual silence.
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psalmist

/ˈsɑːmɪst/
noun
1.
the composer of a psalm or psalms, esp (when capital and preceded by the) David, traditionally regarded as the author of The Book of Psalms
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Word Origin and History for psalmist
n.

late 15c. (replacing psalmistre, late 14c.), from Middle French psalmiste and directly from Church Latin psalmista, from Ecclesiastical Greek psalmistes, from psalmizein "to sing psalms," from psalmos (see psalm).

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