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alleluia

[al-uh-loo-yuh] /ˌæl əˈlu yə/
interjection
1.
praise ye the Lord; hallelujah.
noun
2.
a song of praise to God.
Origin of alleluia
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek allēlouíā < Hebrew halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh
Related forms
alleluiatic
[al-uh-loo-yat-ik] /ˌæl ə luˈyæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alleluia

alleluia

/ˌælɪˈluːjə/
interjection
1.
praise the Lord! Used more commonly in liturgical contexts in place of hallelujah
noun
2.
a song of praise to God
Word Origin
C14: via Medieval Latin from Hebrew hallelūyāh

hallelujah

/ˌhælɪˈluːjə/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of praise to God
2.
an expression of relief or a similar emotion
noun
3.
an exclamation of "Hallelujah"
4.
a musical composition that uses the word Hallelujah as its text
Word Origin
C16: from Hebrew hallelūyāh praise the Lord, from hellēl to praise + yāh the Lord, Yahweh
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Word Origin and History for alleluia

late 14c., from Latin alleluja, from Greek allelouia, from Hebrew hallelu-yah "praise Jehovah" (see hallelujah).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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alleluia in the Bible

the Greek form (Rev. 19:1, 3, 4, 6) of the Hebrew Hallelujah = Praise ye Jehovah, which begins or ends several of the psalms (106, 111, 112, 113, etc.).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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