Neg'inah properly NEGINATH (_נגַינִת, neginath'), occurs in the title of Psalm 61, "to the chief musician upon Neginah." If the present reading be correct, the form of the word may be compared with that of Mahalath (Psalm 53). But the Sept. (ἐν ὕμνοις) and Vulg. (in hymnis) evidently read "Neginoth" in the plural, which occurs in the titles of five Psalms, and is perhaps the true reading. Whether the word be singular or plural, it is the general term by which all stringed instruments are described (Smith). In the singular it has the derived sense of the music of stringed instruments (1Sa 16:16; Isa 38:20); and of songs to be accompanied with stringed instruments (Ps 77:7), especially a song of derision (Job 30:9). SEE NEGINOTH.

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