ψαλτήριον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ψάλλω (psállō, to touch sharply, to pluck, to pull, to twitch), from ψάω (psáō, to touch lightly, to rub), which acquired the meaning of plucking a harp, and later making music in general.

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Noun[edit]

ψαλτήριον (psaltḗrionn (genitive ψαλτηρίου); second declension

  1. stringed instrument, harp

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