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also 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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(həʊˈzænə) or


(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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(hoʊˈzæn ə)

interj., n., pl. -nas, interj.
1. (an exclamation used in praise of God or Christ.)
2. a cry of “hosanna.”
3. a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation.
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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Noun1.hosanna - a cry of praise or adoration (to God)hosanna - a cry of praise or adoration (to God)
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
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nHos(i)anna nt
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One mighty groan of terror started up from the massed people -- then suddenly broke into a wild hosannah of joy -- for there, fair and plain in the uncanny glare, they saw the freed water leaping forth!
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In the new footage, shot by a student who is a sports analyst at Rhyl FC, Leeds player Bryce Hosannah is shown swinging arms and elbows at the home side's Jason Jeffries, who sustained facial injuries.
In an end-to-end finish, Leeds drew level for the third time through Bryce Hosannah before Ponticelli grabbed a last minute winner for the hosts, hitting a controlled shot into the bottom corner to spark wild celebrations.
Between July 2010 and December 2013 we conducted a case-series study on IPD in Salvador, Brazil, involving the Hospital Couto Maia (HCM), the Paediatric Centre Professor Hosannah de Oliveira (CPPHO) and the Cerebrospinal Fluid Laboratory (SINPEL).
Another report spoke of their "rustic dance in public worship" in which "some of them strip off their clothes, crying our Hosannah! in imitation of those that attended Christ when he rode into Jerusalem".
Even though Conde never explicitly mentions the religious background of Hosannah, Irmine's servant, she apparently has some grounding in Christianity, hence her frightened exclamation of "Good Lord!" when she sees Razye.
For example, the first version's apostrophes in verses 17-18, which praise the Father ("Hosannah sur le cistre et dans les encensoirs, / 0 mon Pere, hosannah du profond de nos limbes!") are carefully transformed in the 1887 version.
Offering the Hosannah band (a capella singing) competition as a model for discussion, Miller argues that current judging standards "are more congruent with the aesthetics of formal choral singing than with what was once a spontaneous, community-based religious tradition" (p.
The encore of Sound Of Drums, Great Dictator, Great Hosannah and Govinda produced an atmosphere usually only felt during a headline set at a festival.
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