Definition of hoshana
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
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Origin and Etymology of hoshana
Hebrew hōshīʽāh nnā, literally, save now, we pray
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