se·​lah | \ ˈsē-lə How to pronounce selah (audio) , -ˌlä \

Definition of selah

a term of uncertain meaning found in the Hebrew text of the Psalms and Habakkuk carried over untranslated into some English versions

First Known Use of selah

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for selah

Hebrew selāh

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The first known use of selah was circa 1530

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“Selah.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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