- praise ye the Lord; hallelujah.
- a song of praise to God.
Origin of alleluia
1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek allēlouíā < Hebrew halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh
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- praise the Lord! Used more commonly in liturgical contexts in place of hallelujah
- a song of praise to God
C14: via Medieval Latin from Hebrew hallelūyāh
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Word Origin and History for alleluia
late 14c., from Latin alleluja, from Greek allelouia, from Hebrew hallelu-yah "praise Jehovah" (see hallelujah).
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