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Dec 22, 2022
This week’s theme
No el

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psalm
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with Anu Garg

psalm

PRONUNCIATION:
(sahm)

MEANING:
noun: A sacred poem or song.
verb intr.: To sing a poem or song.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English psealm, from Latin psalmus, from Greek psalmos (plucking of strings), from psallein (to pluck). Earliest documented use: c. 450 CE.

USAGE:
“I look up at a new commotion, not the usual
blackbirds psalming from the unleaved branches.”
Maureen Duffy; Environmental Studies; Enitharmon; 2013.

See more usage examples of psalm in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time. -Jean-Michel Basquiat, artist (22 Dec 1960-1988)

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