Word Summary
psalmos: a striking (of musical strings), a psalm
Original Word: ψαλμός
Transliteration: psalmos
Phonetic Spelling: (psal-mos')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a striking (of musical strings), a psalm
Meaning: a striking (of musical strings), a psalm
Strong's Concordance

From psallo; a set piece of music, i.e. A sacred ode (accompanied with the voice, harp or other instrument; a "psalm"); collectively, the book of the Psalms -- psalm. Compare oide.

see GREEK psallo

see GREEK oide

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5568: ψαλμός

ψαλμός, ψαλμοῦ, (ψάλλω), a striking, twanging ((Euripides, others)); specifically, a striking the chords of a musical instrument ((Pindar, Aeschylus, others)); hence, a pious song, a psalm (the Sept. chiefly for מִזְמור), Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; the phrase ἔχειν ψαλμόν is used of one who has it in his heart to sing or recite a song of the sort, 1 Corinthians 14:26 (cf. Heinrici at the passage, and Lightfoot on Col. as above); one of the songs of the book of the O. T. which is entitled ψαλμοί, Acts 13:33; plural the (book of) Psalms Luke 24:44; βίβλος ψαλμῶν, Luke 20:42; Acts 1:20. (Synonym: see ὕμνος, at the end.)