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Psalms

[ sahmz ]
/ sɑmz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

a book of the Bible, composed of 150 songs, hymns, and prayers. Abbreviation: Ps.

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Origin of Psalms

First recorded before 1000; Middle English psam, spalm, psalm, partly from Old English psealm, psalm, partly from Old French psaume, from Late Latin psalmus, from Greek psalmós “twitching of the fingers; sound of the harp or cithara,” from psállein “to twitch, pull, pluck,” translation of Hebrew mizmōr “song, psalm”
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British Dictionary definitions for Psalms

Psalms
/ (sɑːmz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the collection of 150 psalms in the Old TestamentFull title: The Book of Psalms
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