[hah-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hah-lel; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-leyl]
- 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
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It is not identified but is generally believed to be a part of the Hallel or group of Passover Psalms, 113-118.Christian Hymns of the First Three Centuries
Ruth Ellis Messenger
It will be observed that the extent of the official Hallel varied from time to time.
- Judaism a section of the liturgy consisting of Psalms 113–18, read during the morning service on festivals, Chanukah, and Rosh Chodesh
Word Origin for Hallel
C18: from Hebrew hallēl, from hellēl to praise
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