Why by the shir shel yom does it say "The leviem said" instead of saying "The Leviem sang?"

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    The word "omrim" can mean "recited". Just poiting this out. Oftentimes Hebrew words can have multiple English translations. – ezra Apr 15 '18 at 18:19
  • How do you know they sang it? – Double AA Apr 15 '18 at 18:45
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    @ezra and how do you know it's a song? Maybe it's a poem which was dramatically read? Levite poetry slam? – Double AA Apr 15 '18 at 18:47
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    @DoubleAA Based on the fact that we call it the Shir Shel Yom. – ezra Apr 15 '18 at 18:50
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    I see no proof there one way or another. A wise man once said "Oftentimes Hebrew words can have multiple English translations" – Double AA Apr 15 '18 at 18:51

Rabbi Dovid Cohen (in his Sefer משאת כפי pg 104)suggests, that it is to indicate that the main part of shira was the part that was done orally, and not the musical instruments.

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  • If you're referring to the Gemara in Sukkah and Arakhin about Ikkar Shirah beFeh you should really add some clarification since most people won't understand what you're saying – Double AA Apr 20 '18 at 19:59

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