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Hallel

[hah-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hah-lel; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-leyl]
noun Judaism.
  1. a liturgical prayer consisting of all or part of Psalms 113–118, recited on Passover, Shavuoth, Sukkoth, Hanukkah, and Rosh Hodesh.
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Origin of Hallel

First recorded in 1695–1705, Hallel is from the Hebrew word hallēl praise
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Historical Examples of hallel

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for hallel

Hallel

noun
  1. Judaism a section of the liturgy consisting of Psalms 113–18, read during the morning service on festivals, Chanukah, and Rosh Chodesh
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Word Origin for Hallel

C18: from Hebrew hallēl, from hellēl to praise
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