Hallel

[ hah-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hah-lel; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-leyl ]
/ hɑˈleɪl; Sephardic Hebrew hɑˈlɛl; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈhɑ leɪl /
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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

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Hallel

/ (Hebrew hɑˈlel, Yiddish hɑːˈleɪl) /

noun

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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