Definition of Psalter

1. Noun. A collection of Psalms for liturgical use.

Exact synonyms: Book Of Psalms
Generic synonyms: Prayer Book, Prayerbook
Group relationships: Book Of Common Prayer



Definition of Psalter

1. n. The Book of Psalms; -- often applied to a book containing the Psalms separately printed.

Definition of Psalter

1. Noun. The Book of Psalms. Often applied to a book containing the Psalms separately printed. ¹

2. Noun. Specifically for Anglicans, the Book of Common Prayer which contains the Book of Psalms. For Catholics, the Breviary containing the Psalms arranged for each day of the week. ¹

3. Noun. In the Roman Catholic Church, A rosary consisting of one hundred and fifty beads, corresponding to the number of the Psalms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Psalter

1. a book of psalms [n -S]

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Literary usage of Psalter

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The psalter, together with the canticles used in the Church, was offered to the French-speaking people in a double form; viz., (1) after the ..."

2. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections by Gustav Friedrich Waagen (1854)
"(Cotton) — psalter (Biblia Regia) — Vulgate (MSS. ... Office of the Virgin — Ditto (Harleian, 2853) — Ditto (Add. 17012) — psalter belonging to Henry VIII. ..."

3. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections by Gustav Friedrich Waagen (1854)
"(Cotton) — psalter (Biblia Regia) — Vulgate (MSS. ... Office of the Virgin — Ditto (Harleian, 2853) — Ditto (Add. 17012) — psalter belonging to Henry VIII. ..."

4. The Priestly Element in the Old Testament: An Aid to Historical Study for by William Rainey Harper (1905)
"The psalter was used in the ritual of worship. But more than this; a considerable ... Other Elements than the Priestly occupy a large place in the psalter. ..."

5. The History of the Jewish Church by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1882)
"The name of "the psalter," as 1 Ewald, i. 511. the title of the book, is derived from * Two separate dances are indi- the Alexandrine MS. of the LXX. ..."

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