hosanna

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interjection ho·san·na \hō-ˈza-nə also -ˈzä-\

Definition of hosanna

  1. —used as a cry of acclamation and adoration

hosanna

noun

Variants of hosanna

less commonly

hosannah

Origin and Etymology of hosanna

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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