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20:55 May 23, 2001
English to Hebrew translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: praise
To praise God in prayer
Mike Wickersham

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naשבח, מחמאה, קילוסין, הלל--Shevax, Maxma'a, Hallel, KilusinRechavia Berman
naTranslation of praise



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Translation of praise

I can think of two words for "to praise" - leshabe'ach and le'halel.
Leshabe'ach is spelled lamed, shin, bet, chet. Le'halel is spelled lamed, heh, lamed, lamed. Le'halel is more commonly used in a a religious context.

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שבח, מחמאה, קילוסין, הלל--Shevax, Maxma'a, Hallel, Kilusin

the letter X represents the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, which does not exist in English. If the word "Praise" is used in a religious sense, then "Hallel" is the best choice.
Maxma'a is used most often in the sense of a compliment.
Shevax is used in context of official praise from one's superiors or peers.
Kilusin is arachaic.

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