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hymn


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hymn  \Hymn\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hymned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hymning}.]  [Cf.  L.  hymnire  Gr  ?.] 
  To  praise  in  song;  to  worship  or  extol  by  singing  hymns;  to 
  sing. 
 
  To  hymn  the  bright  of  the  Lord.  --Keble. 
 
  Their  praise  is  hymned  by  loftier  harps  than  mine. 
  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hymn  \Hymn\,  v.  i. 
  To  sing  in  praise  or  adoration.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hymn  \Hymn\,  n.  [OE.  hympne,  ympne  F.  hymne,  OF  also  ymne  L. 
  hymnus,  Gr  ?;  perh.  akin  to  ?  web,  ?  to  weave,  and  so  to  E. 
  weave.] 
  An  ode  or  song  of  praise  or  adoration;  especially,  a 
  religious  ode,  a  sacred  lyric;  a  song  of  praise  or 
  thankgiving  intended  to  be  used  in  religious  service;  as  the 
  Homeric  hymns;  Watts'  hymns. 
 
  Admonishing  one  another  in  psalms  and  hymns.  --Col. 
  iii.  16. 
 
  Where  angels  first  should  practice  hymns,  and  string 
  Their  tuneful  harps.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Hymn  book},  a  book  containing  a  collection  of  hymns,  as  for 
  use  in  churches;  a  hymnal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hymn 
  n  :  a  song  of  praise  (to  God  or  to  a  saint  or  to  a  nation)  [syn: 
  {anthem}] 
  v  1:  sing  a  hymn 
  2:  praise  by  singing  a  hymn:  "They  hymned  their  love  of  God" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hymn 
  occurs  only  Eph.  5:19  and  Col.  3:16.  The  verb  to  "sing  an  hymn" 
  occurs  Matt.  26:30  and  Mark  14:26.  The  same  Greek  word  is 
  rendered  to  "sing  praises"  Acts  16:25  (R.V.,  "sing  hymns")  and 
  Heb.  2:12.  The  hymn"  which  our  Lord  sang  with  his  disciples  at 
  the  last  Supper  is  generally  supposed  to  have  been  the  latter 
  part  of  the  Hallel,  comprehending  Ps  113-118.  It  was  thus  a 
  name  given  to  a  number  of  psalms  taken  together  and  forming  a 
  devotional  exercise. 
 
  The  noun  hymn  is  used  only  with  reference  to  the  services  of 
  the  Greeks,  and  was  distinguished  from  the  psalm.  The  Greek 
  tunes  required  Greek  hymns.  Our  information  regarding  the 
  hymnology  of  the  early  Christians  is  very  limited. 
 




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