ho·​san·​na hō-ˈza-nə How to pronounce hosanna (audio)
-ˈzä- How to pronounce hosanna (audio)
variants or less commonly hosannah
used as a cry of acclamation and adoration
hosanna noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Hosanna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hosanna. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


ho·​san·​na hō-ˈzan-ə How to pronounce hosanna (audio)
used as a cry of praise and adoration

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