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  #5567 ψάλλω psallo {psal'-lo}

 probably strengthened from psao (to rub or touch the surface,
    cf G5597); TDNT - 8:489,1225; v

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 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

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

Probably strengthened from ψάω [[psao]] (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).

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #5567.
  • ψα´λλω
  • psallō; from ψα´ω psaō (to rub); to pull, twitch, twang, play, sing:—
  • NASB - making melody(1), sing(3), sing praises(1).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - sing 3, sing psalms 1, make melody 1; 5
Ephesians 5:19.
James 5:13.
Romans 15:9. 1 Corinthians 14:15, 15.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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