I sing, sing psalms; earlier: I play on a stringed instrument.
compare G5597); to twitch or twang, i.e. to play on a stringed instrument (celebrate the divine worship with music and accompanying odes) Derivation: probably strengthened from ψάω (to rub or touch the surface;
ψάλλω [in LXX chiefly for זָמַר pi. (Refs Jdg.5:3, Psa.7:17, al.), also for נָגַן pi. (1Ki.16:16 ff, al.) ;] __1. to pull, twitch, twang (as a bowstring, etc.; Æsch., Eur., al.), hence, __2. absol., __(a) to play a stringed instrument with the fingers (Hdt., Plat., al.); __(b) later, to sing to a harp, sing psalms (LXX); in NT, to sing a hymn, sing praise: Jas.5:13; with dative of person(s), Rom.15:9 (LXX), Eph.5:19; dative instr., 1Co.14:15.† (AS)
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
Probably strengthened from ψάω psaō (to rub or touch the surface; compare G5597); to twitch or twang, that is, to play on a stringed instrument (celebrate the divine worship withmusic and accompanying odes)