sou·​ter·​lie·​de·​ken | \ ˈsau̇tə(r)ˌlēdəkən \
plural -s

Definition of souterliedeken

: one of a 16th century Netherlands collection of monophonic psalm tunes taken from current popular folk melodies and containing rhymed versions of the Psalms

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History and Etymology for souterliedeken

Dutch, from Middle Dutch souterliedekijn, from souter psalter (probably from Old French psautier, sautier) + liedekijn little song, from liet song (akin to Old High German liod song) + -kijn -kin

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“Souterliedeken.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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