- the Book of Psalms
- a version of the Psalms for use in religious services
Origin of Psalteraltered (infl. by L) ; from Middle English sauter ; from Old English saltere and amp; Old French sautier, both ; from Classical Latin psalterium, stringed instrument, in LL(Ec), the Psalms ; from Classical Greek psalt?rion, harp, in LGr(Ec), the Psalter ; from psallein, to twitch, pluck
A book containing the book of Psalms or a particular version of, musical setting for, or selection from it.
Origin of PsalterMiddle English, from Old English psaltere and Old French psaultier, both from Late Latin psalt&emacron;rium, from Latin, psaltery, from Greek psalt&emacron;rion; see psaltery.
- The Book of Psalms. Often applied to a book containing the Psalms separately printed.
- 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.
- In the Roman Catholic Church, a rosary consisting of one hundred and fifty beads, corresponding to the number of the Psalms.