hallelujah

Also spelled

  • halleluiah

Derivation

Hebrew: praise ye Yahveh

Article

An exclamation which motivates or sums up an act of praise of God. It is found at the end of Psalms 105 and 106, inclusively; also in the beginning of Psalm 106, in the beginning of 111 to 113 inclusively; at the end of 115 and 117, inclusively; in the beginning of Psalm 85 and in the beginning and at the end of psalms 147 and 150, inclusively. From very early times the liturgy of the Church used this term to express glad praise of God.

MLA Citation

  • “hallelujah”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 August 2013. Web. 25 December 2014. <>