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BOOK OF PSALMS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Book of Psalms mean? 

BOOK OF PSALMS (noun)
  The noun BOOK OF PSALMS has 2 senses:

1. an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms
2. a collection of Psalms for liturgical use

  Familiarity information: BOOK OF PSALMS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOOK OF PSALMS (noun)


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Meaning:

An Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Book of Psalms; Psalms

Instance hypernyms:

book (a major division of a long written composition)

Holonyms ("Book of Psalms" is a part of...):

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)

Hagiographa; Ketubim; Writings (the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures)


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Meaning:

A collection of Psalms for liturgical use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Psalter; Book of Psalms

Hypernyms ("Book of Psalms" is a kind of...):

prayer book; prayerbook (a book containing prayers)

Holonyms ("Book of Psalms" is a part of...):

Book of Common Prayer (the Anglican service book of the Church of England; has had several revisions since the Reformation and is widely admired for the dignity and beauty of its language)


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