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[hah-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hah-lel; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-leyl] /hɑˈleɪl; Sephardic Hebrew hɑˈlɛl; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈhɑ leɪl/
noun, Judaism.
a liturgical prayer consisting of all or part of Psalms 113–118, recited on Passover, Shavuoth, Sukkoth, Hanukkah, and Rosh Hodesh.
Origin of Hallel
First recorded in 1695-1705, Hallel is from the Hebrew word hallēl praise Unabridged
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/Hebrew hɑˈlel; Yiddish hɑːˈleɪl/
(Judaism) a section of the liturgy consisting of Psalms 113–18, read during the morning service on festivals, Chanukah, and Rosh Chodesh
Word Origin
C18: from Hebrew hallēl, from hellēl to praise
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