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Alternative Spellings

halaluya, haleluyah


  • praise God

Example Sentences

  • Halleluyah, praise the Lord!

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew



Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


North America




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.

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