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ho·san·na

also ho·san·nah  (hō-zăn′ə)
interj.
Used to express praise or adoration to God.
n.
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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hosanna

(həʊˈzænə) or

hosannah

interj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an exclamation of praise, esp one to God
n
(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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ho•san•na

(hoʊˈzæn ə)

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations

hosanna

interjhos(i)anna
nHos(i)anna nt
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References in classic literature ?
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!
The comparison to Twain, and the hosannahs about Saunders' voice, are disproportionate to what is presented here.
Fourth: his objection to Stalin's policy in Spain was that it was not revolutionary and would not lead to the establishment of the totalitarian society to which he had previously raised such hosannahs.