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alleluia

[al-uh-loo-yuh] /ˌæl əˈlu yə/
interjection
1.
praise ye the Lord; hallelujah.
noun
2.
a song of praise to God.
Origin of alleluia
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek allēlouíā < Hebrew halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh
Related forms
alleluiatic
[al-uh-loo-yat-ik] /ˌæl ə luˈyæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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alleluia

/ˌælɪˈluːjə/
interjection
1.
praise the Lord! Used more commonly in liturgical contexts in place of hallelujah
noun
2.
a song of praise to God
Word Origin
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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