hoshana

noun

ho·​sha·​na
variants or hoshanah
hōˈshä(ˌ)nä,
-nə
plural hoshanoth or hoshanot
-ˌnōt(h),
-ōs
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
: the prayer chanted on Hoshana Rabbah

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew hōshīʽāh nnā, literally, save now, we pray

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“Hoshana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoshana. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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