• 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.
  • psaltery (the musical instrument).


  • From Middle English sauter, psauter, from Old French sautier, psaltier, from Latin psalterium ("a stringed instrument like a lute"), from Ancient Greek ψαλτήριον ("a harp").

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