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  1. mmullins207 New Member

    English
    Are hello, halloween, hallowed, halo, holy, closely related ?

    Are they related to "Allah" or similar word for God ?

    Are hola, olé and ojalá (Spanish), closely related to "Allah".
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  2. berndf Moderator

    Geneva
    German (Germany)
    Have a look here. Apparently, Halloween an and hallowed are related to holy, hello and halo are not. None of these words have anything to do with a word for/name of a deity.

    Allah is a contraction of al Ilah = the God and is related to Hebrew Elohe/Elohim.
     
  3. Kevin Beach

    Kevin Beach Senior Member

    Ahem ... to be precise, halo is related to holy, but hallo is not.

    Halos are the circles of light surrounding the heads of saints in pictures.

    Hello, hallo and hullo all mean the same and are related to health.
     
  4. berndf Moderator

    Geneva
    German (Germany)
    I took the question to mean etymologically related. And they are not.
     

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