A Dictionary of the Psalter – Containing the Vocabulary of the Psalms, Hymns, Canticles, and Miscellaneous Prayers of the Breviary Psalter By Fr. Matthew Britt, OSB. This book was originally printed in 1928. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to read the Latin version of the Psalms, and for anyone who prays the Divine Office.
We are proud to make this classical reference work available once again! Whether you pray the Psalter in the context of the Divine Office, or just like to pray the Psalms apart from the breviary, you won’t want to be without this invaluable book. Covering such preliminary topics as “English Catholic Version of the Psalter”, “Latin Versions of the Psalter”, “The Latinity of the Vulgate Psalter”, and “How the Psalms are Numbered”, true to form, the Dictionary goes on to define and decline each Latin word used, its English parallel, derivative, and cites where the word was used and its context.
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The Dictionary contains the vocabulary of the hymns of the Psalter but not of those proper to any particular season of the year. The text found in the Roman Breviary is the revised text of Urban VIII. The original text is still in use in the Benedictine (Monastic), Dominican, Cistercian and Carthusian Breviaries, and in that of the Premonstratensian Canons. The revision was made in 1632. In it 58 alterations were made in the hymns of the Psalter. The vocabularies of both texts are given.