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ho·san·naalso ho·san·nah (hō-zăn′ə)
Used to express praise or adoration to God.
1. A cry of "hosanna."
2. A shout of fervent and worshipful praise.
[Middle English osanna, from Old English, from Late Latin ōsanna, from Greek hōsanna, from Hebrew hôša'-nā', deliver us : hôša', second person sing. imperative of hôšîa', to save; see wṯʕ in Semitic roots + -nā', injunctive particle.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) an exclamation of praise, esp one to God
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the act of crying "hosanna"
[Old English osanna, via Late Latin from Greek, from Hebrew hōshi `āh nnā save now, we pray]
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interj., n., pl. -nas, interj.
1. (an exclamation used in praise of God or Christ.)n.
2. a cry of “hosanna.”
3. a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation.v.t.
4. to praise, applaud, etc.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English osanna < Late Latin (h)ōsanna < Greek ōsanná < Hebrew hōsh(i)‘āhnnā save, we pray]
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