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ψάλλω ψάω

I.to touch sharply, to pluck, pull, twitch, Aesch.; τόξου νευρὰν ψ. to twang the bow-string, Eur.; βέλος ἐκ κέραος ψ. to send a shaft twanging from the bow, Anth.; so, σχοῖνος μιλτοφυρὴς ψαλλομένη a carpenter's red line, which is twitched and then suddenly let go, so as to leave a mark, id=Anth.
II.to play a stringed instrument with the fingers, not with the plectron, Hdt., Ar., Plat.
2.later, to sing to a harp, sing, NTest.

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