vi·va | \ˈvē-və, -ˌvä\

Definition of viva 

used to express goodwill or approval

First Known Use of viva

1682, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viva

Italian & Spanish, long live, from 3rd person singular present subjunctive of vivere to live, from Latin — more at quick entry 1

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