5567. psalló
Strong's Concordance
psalló: to pull, twitch, twang, play, sing
Original Word: ψάλλω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: psalló
Phonetic Spelling: (psal'-lo)
Definition: to pull, twitch, twang, play, sing
Usage: I sing, sing psalms; earlier: I play on a stringed instrument.
HELPS Word-studies

5567 psállō – properly, pluck a musical instrument (like a harp); used of "singing along with instruments"; "to make music," or simply sing.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from psaó (to rub)
to pull, twitch, twang, play, sing
NASB Translation
making melody (1), sing (3), sing praises (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5567: ψάλλω

ψάλλω; future ψαλῶ; (from ψάω, to rub, wipe; to handle, touch (but cf. Curtius, p. 730));

a. to pluck off, pull out: ἐθειραν, the hair, Aeschylus Pers. 1062.

b. to cause to vibrate by touching, to twang: τόξων νευράς χειρί, Euripides, Bacch. 784; specifically, χορδήν, to touch or strike the chord, to twang the strings of a musical instrument so that they gently vibrate (Aristotle, probl. 19, 23 (p. 919b, 2)); and absolutely, to play on a stringed instrument, to play the harp, etc.: Aristotle, Plutarch, Aratus (in Plato, Lysias, p. 209 b. with καί κρούειν τῷ πλήκτρω added (but not as explanatory of it; the Schol. at the passage says ψῆλαι, τό ἄνευ πληκτρου τῷ δακτύλῳ τάς χορδας ἐπάφασθαι); it is distinguished from κιθαρίζειν in Herodotus 1, 155); the Sept. for נִנֵן and much more often for זִמֵּר; to sing to the music of the harp; in the N. T. to sing a hymn, to celebrate the praises of God in song, James 5:13 (R. V. sing praise); τῷ κυρίῳ, τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ (often so in the Sept.), in honor of God, Ephesians 5:19 (here A. V. making melody); Romans 15:9; ψαλῶ τῷ πνεύματι, ψαλῶ δέ καί τῷ νοι<, 'I will sing God's praises indeed with my whole soul stirred and borne away by the Holy Spirit, but I will also follow reason as my guide, so that what I sing may be understood alike by myself and by the listeners', 1 Corinthians 14:15.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
sing, make melody

Probably strengthened from psao (to rub or touch the surface; compare psocho); to twitch or twang, i.e. To play on a stringed instrument (celebrate the divine worship with music and accompanying odes) -- make melody, sing (psalms).

see GREEK psocho

Forms and Transliterations
έψαλλεν έψαλλον ψάλατε ψαλάτωσαν ψαλάτωσάν ψαλή ψάλη ψάλλειν ψαλλετω ψαλλέτω ψάλλοντα ψαλλοντες ψάλλοντες ψαλλόντων ψάλλων ψαλούμεν ψαλω ψαλώ ψαλῶ ψάλω psalleto psalletō psalléto psallétō psallontes psállontes psalo psalô psalō psalō̂
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Englishman's Concordance
Romans 15:9 V-FIA-1S
GRK: ὀνόματί σου ψαλῶ
KJV: the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
INT: name of you will I sing

1 Corinthians 14:15 V-FIA-1S
GRK: τῷ νοΐ ψαλῶ τῷ πνεύματι
NAS: also; I will sing with the spirit
KJV: also: I will sing with the spirit,
INT: with the mind I will sing praise with the Spirit

1 Corinthians 14:15 V-FIA-1S
GRK: τῷ πνεύματι ψαλῶ δὲ καὶ
NAS: with the spirit and I will sing with the mind
KJV: and I will sing with the understanding
INT: with the Spirit I will sing praise however also

Ephesians 5:19 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: ᾄδοντες καὶ ψάλλοντες τῇ καρδίᾳ
NAS: singing and making melody with your heart
KJV: singing and making melody in your
INT: singing and making melody in the heart

James 5:13 V-PMA-3S
GRK: εὐθυμεῖ τις ψαλλέτω
NAS: cheerful? He is to sing praises.
KJV: any merry? let him sing psalms.
INT: is cheerful anyone let him praise

Strong's Greek 5567
5 Occurrences

ψαλλέτω — 1 Occ.
ψάλλοντες — 1 Occ.
ψαλῶ — 3 Occ.

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