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Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
David K. Shipler

Meaning of "psalm" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PSALM

Old English, from Late Latin psalmus, from Greek psalmos song accompanied on the harp, from psallein to play (the harp).
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PRONUNCIATION OF PSALM

psalm  [sɑːm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSALM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Psalm is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PSALM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

psalm

Psalms

The Book of Psalms, commonly referred to simply as Psalms or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim, the third section of the Hebrew Bible. The English title is from the Greek translation, ψαλμοί psalmoi, meaning "instrumental music" and, by extension, "the words accompanying the music." There are 150 psalms in the Jewish and Western Christian tradition, many of them linked to the name of King David, but his authorship is not accepted by most modern Bible scholars.

Definition of psalm in the English dictionary

The first definition of psalm in the dictionary is any of the 150 sacred songs, lyric poems, and prayers that together constitute a book of the Old Testament. Other definition of psalm is a musical setting of one of these poems. Psalm is also any sacred song or hymn.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSALM


alarm
əˈlɑːm
arm
ɑːm
balm
bɑːm
calm
kɑːm
charm
tʃɑːm
disarm
dɪsˈɑːm
farm
fɑːm
firearm
ˈfaɪərˌɑːm
forearm
ˈfɔːrˌɑːm
Guam
ɡwɑːm
hammam
hʌmˈɑːm
haram
ˈhɑːˌrɑːm
harm
hɑːm
imam
ɪˈmɑːm
Islam
ˈɪzlɑːm
kalam
kəˈlɑːm
palm
pɑːm
salaam
səˈlɑːm
Thiruvananthapuram
ˌθɪruːvəˈnæntæˌpuːrɑːm
underarm
ˈʌndərˌɑːm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSALM

psaligraphy
psalmbook
psalmic
psalmist
psalmodic
psalmodical
psalmodies
psalmodise
psalmodist
psalmodize
psalmody
Psalms
Psalter
psalteria
psalterian
psalteries
psalterium
psaltery
psaltress
psammite

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSALM

aftershave balm
coconut palm
desert palm
embalm
estate of the realm
fan palm
halm
lemon balm
lip balm
malm
metrical psalm
Montcalm
oil palm
peer of the realm
peers of the realm
proper psalm
realm
royal palm
sago palm
Tiger balm

Synonyms and antonyms of psalm in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PSALM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «psalm» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of psalm
carol · chant · hymn · paean

Translation of «psalm» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSALM

Find out the translation of psalm to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of psalm from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «psalm» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诗篇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

salmo
570 millions of speakers

English

psalm
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المزمور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

псалом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

salmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্তব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

psaume
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mazmur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Psalm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

賛美歌
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시편
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Psalm
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thánh thi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சங்கீதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्तोत्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mezmur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

salmo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

psalm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

псалом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

psalm
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψαλμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Psalm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Ps
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

salme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of psalm

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSALM»

The term «psalm» is very widely used and occupies the 23.000 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSALM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «psalm» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «psalm» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about psalm

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2 QUOTES WITH «PSALM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word psalm.
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Daphne Gottlieb
I think that I have less conviction than ever that poetry matters - that poetry changes or saves anything or anyone. But, in fact, that's tremendously freeing. If it doesn't matter much, the stakes are lower and you can't really fail. It's insurrection. It's a tiny alphabet revolution. A secret. A psalm.
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David K. Shipler
Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSALM»

Discover the use of psalm in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to psalm and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bay Psalm Book
The first book written and printed in the New World, the Bay Psalm Book holds a unique place in our cultural history.
Richard Mather, 2011
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Psalms
Psalms 73 to 150 belong to the later period of Israel's experience of God's steadfast love, recalling the story of how ordinary, sinful people responded in both faith and denial to God's actions.
George A. F. Knight, 1983
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A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
Pairing Keller s sublime reflections with the New International Version, this edition sheds light for a new generation of readers on the nature and ways of sheep---and of the Good Shepherd who cares for them."
W. Phillip Keller, 2007
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Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature
The book focuses on literature from major writers like Shakespeare and Milton to less prominent ones like George Gascoigne, Mary Sidney Herbert, and George Wither, but it also explores the adaptations of the Psalms in musical settings, ...
Hannibal Hamlin, 2004
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The 23rd Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir
The author relates the story of how he survived in ten different concentration camps and his liberation by the Americans.
George Lucius Salton, 2004
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Psalm 91: Real-Life Stories of God's Shield of Protection ...
I had been reading the psalms a lot at that time, and your book just jumped right off the shelves at me—Psalm 91. I thought, “Why would anybody write a whole book about Psalm 91?” I started to pick it up and then thought, “No, this is crazy.
Peggy Joyce Ruth, 2011
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The Bay Psalm Book: The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully ...
In 1640, they produced The Bay Psalm Book-the first book ever published in the American Colonies. The authentic prose remains lyrical and lovely as it carries the Puritans' simple message of God's grace.
Stephen Daye, 2007
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A Painter's Psalm: The Mural from Walter Anderson's Cottage
The astonishing history of a brilliant treasure Walter Anderson created in his hidden room.
‎1992
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The Magickal Power of the Psalm's Ritual Book
This book will also show you how to see, feel, hear, know and communicate with the powerful Magickal energies of the Psalms as well as to answer all of your requests to immediately improve your life in every way possible!
Kuriakos, 2008
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Psalm Verses of the Orthodox Liturgy: According to the Greek ...
The appropriate psalm chapters and verses as they are used in the services of the Orthodox Church according to both the Greek and Slavic usages.
‎2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSALM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term psalm is used in the context of the following news items.
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A psalm for the living
In his years as a pastor my husband read the 23rd Psalm at the bedsides of quite a few people who were dying. It was the most frequently requested passage ... «The Christian Century, Jul 15»
2
Ledesma questions legality of PSALM suspension
MANILA – The suspended president and chief executive officer of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), Emmanuel ... «ABS CBN News, May 15»
3
PSALM head placed under preventive suspension
In this June 2014 file photo, President Benigno S. Aquino is seen with Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) president and ... «ABS CBN News, May 15»
4
David, Jesus, and the 23rd Psalm
Last Sunday was the day in the church year when the regular round of Bible readings comes to the 23rd Psalm, as well as the New Testament passage about ... «Patheos, May 15»
5
Graft raps vs Psalm execs
3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, were Psalm Asset Operations Monitoring and Maintenance Department (AOMMD) manager Rico Valdellon, ... «Inquirer.net, Mar 15»
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WATCH: Erik Santos sings responsorial psalm at papal mass
MANILA - Kapamilya star Erik Santos gave the "biggest performance of his career" on Sunday as he sang the responsorial psalm at the concluding mass Pope ... «ABS CBN News, Jan 15»
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Netizens swoon over 'cute responsorial psalm guy'
MANILA – A young man who sang the responsorial psalm during Pope Francis' mass at the Manila Cathedral became a local Internet sensation on Friday for his ... «ABS CBN News, Jan 15»
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Outages, power price hike looms if PSALM pays P62-B garnishment
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court last August ordered PSALM and the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) to pay the separated employees of ... «GMA News, Dec 14»
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PSALM eyes P152 B from unsold assets
(PSALM), the government corporation tasked to privatize state-owned power assets, still needs to sell several power plants with a total capacity of 1,600 to 1,700 ... «Philippine Star, Nov 14»
10
PSALM selects 7 bidders to 2 Mount Apo geothermal plants
MANILA, Philippines - The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corp. has prequalified seven interested bidders for the selection and ... «ABS CBN News, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Psalm [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/psalm>. Mar 2020 ».
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