halleluiah

hallelujah

[hal-uh-loo-yuh]
interjection
1.
Praise ye the Lord!
noun
2.
an exclamation of “hallelujah!”
3.
a shout of joy, praise, or gratitude.
4.
a musical composition wholly or principally based upon the word “hallelujah.”
Also, halleluiah.


Origin:
1525–35; < Hebrew halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh; cf. alleluia

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hallelujah, halleluiah or alleluia (ˌhælɪˈluːjə, ˌælɪˈluːjə)
 
interj
1.  an exclamation of praise to God
2.  an expression of relief or a similar emotion
 
n
3.  an exclamation of "Hallelujah"
4.  a musical composition that uses the word Hallelujah as its text
 
[C16: from Hebrew hallelūyāh praise the Lord, from hellēl to praise + yāh the Lord, Yahweh]
 
halleluiah, halleluiah or alleluia
 
interj
 
n
 
[C16: from Hebrew hallelūyāh praise the Lord, from hellēl to praise + yāh the Lord, Yahweh]
 
alleluia, halleluiah or alleluia
 
interj
 
n
 
[C16: from Hebrew hallelūyāh praise the Lord, from hellēl to praise + yāh the Lord, Yahweh]

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Word Origin & History

hallelujah
1535, from Heb. hallalu-yah "praise Jehovah," from hallalu, pl. imper. of hallel "to praise" also "song of praise," from hillel "he praised," of imitative origin, with primary sense being "to trill." Second element is yah, shortened form of Yahweh, name of God. Replaced variant formation alleluia (12c.).
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Hallelujah definition


praise ye Jehovah, frequently rendered "Praise ye the LORD," stands at the beginning of ten of the psalms (106, 111-113, 135, 146-150), hence called "hallelujah psalms." From its frequent occurrence it grew into a formula of praise. The Greek form of the word (alleluia) is found in Rev. 19:1, 3, 4, 6.

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