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Psalm 6 and Psalm 12's title. Feminine of shemini, "the eighth" (Exodus 22:32); 1 Chronicles 15:21, "the singers were appointed with harps on the sheminith to excel," or "oversee." Gesenius explains, the lowest of the three keys of the human voice, an octave or eighth below the treble; the bass sung by men; as "on alamoth" answers to the treble or female voice, as alamoth means. Hengstenberg takes it as indicating the time measured according to the number eight. Septuagint and Vulgate translated "concerning" or "for the eighth."

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'sheminith' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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