- the Book of Psalms
- [alsop-] 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 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 Old French psaultier both from Late Latin psaltērium from Latin psaltery from Greek psaltērion ; 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.