psalter

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Psalter \Psal"ter\, noun [OE. psauter, sauter, OF. sautier, psaltier, F. psautier, from L. psalterium. See {Psaltery}.]

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

2. Specifically, the Book of Psalms as printed in the Book of Common Prayer; among the Roman Catholics, the part of the Breviary which contains the Psalms arranged for each day of the week.

3. (R. C. Ch.) A rosary, consisting of a hundred and fifty beads, corresponding to the number of the psalms.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Psalter

noun

1: a collection of Psalms for liturgical use [syn: {Psalter}, {Book of Psalms}]


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