hosanna

interjection ho·san·na \ hō-ˈza-nə also -ˈzä- \
variants: or less commonly hosannah

Definition of hosanna

used as a cry of acclamation and adoration

hosanna

noun

Origin and Etymology of hosanna

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



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