- I prophesy, foretell.
- (figuratively) I sing, celebrate (as a poet).
- (figuratively) I rave, rant, spout foolishness.
Vatican 1550s, from Latin mons Vaticanus, Roman hill on which Papal palace stands. Said to be an Etruscan loan-word, not related to vates “sooth-sayer.”
hallelujah also halleluiah, 1530s, from Hebrew hallalu-yah “praise ye Jehovah,” from hallalu, plural imperative of hallel “to praise” also “song of praise,” from hillel “he praised,” of imitative origin, with primary sense being “to trill.” Second element is yah, shortened form of Yahweh, name of God. Replaced variant formation alleluia (12c.).
Hallel: A jewish festival of reading the psalms:
“Its place following Sukkot suggests that God wants to memorialize what is planned for when the time period of “wandering” in these mortal bodies and rebellious minds finally comes to an end, and humankind enters total lasting “rest.” […]”-Hallel Fellowship
WANDER: from PIE root *wendh- “to turn, wind, weave” (see wind (v.1))
wind (v.1) “move by turning and twisting,” Old English windan “to turn, twist, plait, curl, brandish, swing” (class III strong verb; past tense wand, past participle wunden), from Proto-Germanic*windan “to wind”