from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to conclude a verse in the Psalms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. A word occurring between verses or paragraphs in parts of the Hebrew Bible, often in the Psalms, perhaps indicating a pause for contemplation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A transliterated Hebrew word, occurring in the Psalms frequently, and in Habakkuk iii.: probably a direction in the musical rendering of the passage. It is explained by most authorities as meaning ‘Pause,’ but occurs also at the end of psalms.
- n. A Jewish silver com, equal to 2 shekels.
Hebrew selâ.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)