ψάλλω in the New Testament

Definitions

Thayer

1) to pluck off, pull out
2) to cause to vibrate by touching, to twang
2a) to touch or strike the chord, to twang the strings of a musical instrument so that they gently vibrate
2b) to play on a stringed instrument, to play, the harp, etc.
2c) to sing to the music of the harp
2d) in the NT to sing a hymn, to celebrate the praises of God in song
Part of Speech: verb
Citing in TDNT: 8:489, 1225

Strong

G5567
Probably strengthened from ψάω psaô (to rub or touch the surface; compare G5597); to twitch or twang, that is, to play on a stringed instrument (celebrate the divine worship with music and accompanying odes): - make melody, sing (psalms).

Louw-Nida

GlossSection
sing praises33.111

Classical Greek Dictionaries

These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.

Perseus Digital Library

University of Chicago's Logion lexicon

Ulrik Petersen

Strong's dictionary

Crosswalk

Thayer's dictionary plus other information.

LaParola

From this site's dictionary (in Italian)

In the New Testament

SBL (also Westcott and Hort; Tischendorf; Byzantine)

ψαλλέτωverb: 3rd person present active imperative singular1
ψάλλοντεςverb: present active participle nominative plural masculine1
ψαλῶverb: 1st person future active indicative singular3
Total5

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