Definition of hosanna exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also hosannah) exclamation
BrE BrE//həʊˈzænə//
; NAmE NAmE//hoʊˈzænə//
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used in worship to express praise, joy and love for God, especially in the Christian and Jewish religions Word OriginOld English, via late Latin from Greek hōsanna, from Rabbinical Hebrew hōša‘nā, abbreviation of biblical hōšī‘ā-nnā ‘save, we pray’ (Ps. 118:25).

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