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selah

[see-luh, sel-uh] /ˈsi lə, ˈsɛl ə/
noun
1.
an expression occurring frequently in the Psalms, thought to be a liturgical or musical direction, probably a direction by the leader to raise the voice or perhaps an indication of a pause.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Hebrew selāh
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British Dictionary definitions for selah's

selah

/ˈsiːlə/
noun
1.
a Hebrew word of unknown meaning occurring in the Old Testament psalms, and thought to be a musical direction
Word Origin
C16: from Hebrew
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Word Origin and History for selah's

selah

1520s, Hebrew word occurring frequently at the end of verse in Psalter. Supposed to be a liturgical direction, perhaps meaning "pause," or perhaps a musical direction to raise the voice (cf. Hebrew base s-l-l "to raise, lift").

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selah's in the Bible

a word frequently found in the Book of Psalms, and also in Hab. 3:9, 13, about seventy-four times in all in Scripture. Its meaning is doubtful. Some interpret it as meaning "silence" or "pause;" others, "end," "a louder strain," "piano," etc. The LXX. render the word by daplasma i.e., "a division."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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