Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to conclude a verse in the Psalms.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A Jewish silver com, equal to 2 shekels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection A word occurring between verses or paragraphs in parts of the Hebrew Bible, often in the Psalms, perhaps indicating a pause for contemplation.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew selâ.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Hebrew

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.