Psalteries
Psaltery Psal"ter*y, n.; pl. {Psalteries}. [OE. sautrie, OF. psalterie, F. psalt['e]rion, L. psalterium psaltery, psalter, from Gr. ?, fr. ?. See {Psalm}, {Psalter}.] A stringed instrument of music used by the Hebrews, the form of which is not known. [1913 Webster]

Praise the Lord with harp; sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. --Ps. xxxiii. 2. [1913 Webster]


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