הללויה

HebrewEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
ה־ל־ל

From הַלְּלוּ(hal'lú, praise) +‎ יָהּ(yah, God).

PhraseEdit

הַלְּלוּיָהּ (hal'luyáh)

  1. Praise God

Usage notesEdit

  • Observant Jews, outside of prayer, may prefer to write and say הַלְּלוּקָהּ(hal'lúkah), so as not to abuse the name of God.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: hallelujah
  • Irish: aililiú
  • Spanish: aleluya