Advertisement

hallelujah

also halleluiah, 1530s, from Late Latin hallelujah, alleluia, from Greek allelouia, from Hebrew hallalu-yah "praise ye Jehovah," from hallalu, plural imperative 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. Earlier English form alleluia (12c.) is from Old French alleluie.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of hallelujah from WordNet

hallelujah (n.)
a shout or song of praise to God;
From wordnet.princeton.edu