ho·​san·​na | \ hō-ˈza-nə How to pronounce hosanna (audio) also -ˈzä- How to pronounce hosanna (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hosannah

Definition of hosanna

used as a cry of acclamation and adoration

Other Words from hosanna

hosanna noun

First Known Use of hosanna

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hosanna

Middle English osanna, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek hōsanna, from Hebrew hōshīʽāh-nnā pray, save (us)!

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The first known use of hosanna was before the 12th century

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“Hosanna.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hosanna. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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