Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express praise or adoration to God.
  • noun A cry of “hosanna.”
  • noun A shout of fervent and worshipful praise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An exclamation praying God for deliverance, or an acclamation or ascription of praise to God.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Hebrew exclamation of praise to the Lord, or an invocation of blessings.

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  • interjection A cry of praise or adoration to God in liturgical use among the Jews, and said to have been shouted in recognition of the Messiahship of Jesus on his entry into Jerusalem; hence since used in the Christian Church.
  • noun A cry of ‘hosanna’.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a cry of praise or adoration (to God)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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 wṯע in Semitic roots + -nā’, injunctive particle.]

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From Latin osanna, hosanna, from Ancient Greek ὡσαννά (hosanna), from Aramaic אושענא ('ōsha‘nā), from Classical Hebrew הוֹשַׁענָא (hōsha‘nā, "please save").

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  • wt' compared to w'th see oasis

    January 22, 2013