hoshana

noun ho·sha·na \hōˈshä(ˌ)nä, -nə\
variants: or

hoshanah

\hōˈshä(ˌ)nä, -nə\

Definition of hoshana

plural

hoshanoth

or

hoshanot

\-ˌnōt(h), -ōs\
  1. 1 :  a cry of entreaty in the liturgical litany chanted in the synagogue on Sukkoth especially during the processional circuits around the altar on Hoshana Rabbah

  2. 2 :  the prayer chanted on Hoshana Rabbah

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Origin and Etymology of hoshana

Hebrew hōshīʽāh nnā, literally, save now, we pray


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