Selah
Selah Se"lah, n. [Heb. sel[=a]h.] (Script.) A word of doubtful meaning, occuring frequently in the Psalms; by some, supposed to signify silence or a pause in the musical performance of the song. [1913 Webster]

Beyond the fact that Selah is a musical term, we know absolutely nothing about it. --Dr. W. Smith (Bib. Dict.) [1913 Webster]


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  • selah — interjection Etymology: Hebrew selāh Date: circa 1530 a term of uncertain meaning found in the Hebrew text of the Psalms and Habakkuk carried over untranslated into some English versions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • selah — /see leuh, sel euh/, n. an expression occurring frequently in the Psalms, thought to be a liturgical or musical direction, probably a direction by the leader to raise the voice or perhaps an indication of a pause. [1520 30; < Heb selah] * * * …   Universalium

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