hosanna

[ hoh-zan-uh ]
/ hoʊˈzæn ə /

interjection

(an exclamation, originally an appeal to God for deliverance, used in praise of God or Christ.)

noun, plural ho·san·nas.

a cry of “hosanna.”
a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation.

verb (used with object), ho·san·naed, ho·san·na·ing.

to praise, applaud, etc.: The critics hosannaed his new play.

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Origin of hosanna

First recorded before 1000; from Late Latin (h)ōsanna, from Greek (h)ōsanná, from Hebrew hōshʿā-nā, shortening of hōsh(i) ʿāh nnā “save, we pray”; replacing Middle English, Old English osanna, from Late Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for hosanna

hosanna
/ (həʊˈzænə) /

interjection

an exclamation of praise, esp one to God

noun

the act of crying "hosanna"

Word Origin for hosanna

Old English osanna, via Late Latin from Greek, from Hebrew hōshi `āh nnā save now, we pray
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