interj. Praise God.
Halleluyah, praise the Lord!
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
Who Uses This
halaluya, haleluyah, halleluja, hallelujah, halelujah
This word was likely borrowed into English not from Jews' language but rather from English Bible translations. Even so, it is included in this Lexicon because its ultimate origin is Hebrew. Jews tend to pronounce it with a long "a" in the first syllable, while others tend to use a short "a".
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