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.

Origin of Hallel

First recorded in 1695–1705, Hallel is from the Hebrew word hallēl praise
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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

Word Origin for Hallel

C18: from Hebrew hallēl, from hellēl to praise
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