noun, plural ho·san·nas.
verb (used with object), ho·san·naed, ho·san·na·ing.
Origin of hosanna
Examples from the Web for hosanna
Lamonica was the pastor of Hosanna Church right before it closed two years before in 2003.
Ory recalled the Hosanna Church scandal as “very stressful.”
She had no sympathy with his theology, which, with its mingled sob and hosanna, stirred the hearts of oppressed peoples.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
The multitudes strewed palm branches in the way, and cried, "Hosanna to the son of David."A Brief Bible History|James Oscar Boyd
Many were quite unknown to him; Judas had never seen them before, but some were there who had cried, "Hosanna!"The Crushed Flower and Other Stories|Leonid Andreyev
They that go before, cry Hosanna, and point to him who comes last and chief.The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon|Alexander Maclaren
Constantine promises to raise the cross on the forum in Rome; the victory is won and celebrated with Christian hymns, Hosanna!The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for hosanna
Word Origin for hosanna
Word Origin and History for hosanna
Old English osanna, via Latin and Greek from Hebrew hosha'na, probably a shortening of hoshi'ah-nna "save, we pray" (cf. Psalms cxviii:25), from imperative of y-sh- (cf. yeshua "salvation, deliverance, welfare") + emphatic particle -na. Originally an appeal for deliverance; used in Christian Church as an ascription of praise, because when Jesus entered Jerusalem this was shouted by Galilean pilgrims in recognition of his messiahhood (Matt. xxi:9, 15, etc.).