HALLOO ! This word is traced back by Professor Wright, in his Killarney Guide, to the Irish hulluloo, the Latin ululo, Greek hololuzo, and Hebrew huleuil; while sportsmen contend that it is meant for allons, let us go; or a lui, to him; or halon, to the. In the language of the chase, it is used both as a term of encouragement to draw hounds, and also an exclamation of reproof.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835._
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