hosanna O.E. osanna, via Latin and Greek from Hebrew hosha'na, probably a shortening of hoshi'ah-nna "save, we pray" (Cf. Psalms cxviii:25), from imperative of y-sh- (Cf. yeshua "salvation, deliverance, welfare") + emphatic particle -na. Originally an appeal for deliverance; used in Christian Church as an ascription of praise, because when Jesus entered Jerusalem this was shouted by Galilean pilgrims in recognition of his messiahhood (Matt. xxi:9, 15, etc.).

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  • hosanna — [ oza(n)na ] n. m. • osanne 1276; lat. ecclés. hosanna, hébr. hosa´ na, abrév. de hoschi´a nna « sauve donc ! » 1 ♦ Acclamation religieuse utilisée dans les cérémonies, les processions, certaines prières juives. Hymne catholique, chanté le jour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hosanna — • The general opinion is that of St. Jerome, that the word originated from two Hebrew words of Psalm cxvii (cxviii), 25. This psalm, was recited by one of the priests every day during the procession round the altar, during the Feast of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Hosanna — is a liturgical word in Judaism and Christianity. In Judaism, it is always used in its original Hebrew form, Hoshana. Liturgical use in different traditions Judaism Hoshana (הושענא) is a Hebrew word meaning please save or save now. [See ArtScroll …   Wikipedia

  • Hosanna — Ho*san na (h[ o]*z[a^]n n[.a]), n.; pl. {Hosannas} ( n[.a]z). [Gr. ?, fr. Heb. h[=o]sh[=i] [=a]h nn[=a]save now, save, we pray, h[=o]sh[=i]a to save (Hiphil, a causative form, of y[=a]sha ) + n[=a], a particle.] A Hebrew exclamation of praise to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hosanna — (Del lat. bíblico hosanna, y este del hebr. hōša‘nā, salve). 1. m. Exclamación de júbilo usada en los salmos y en la liturgia cristiana y judía. 2. Himno que se canta el Domingo de Ramos …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • hosanna — [hō zan′ə, hōzä′nə] n., interj. [ME osanna < OE < LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) hōsanna < Heb hōshīʼ āh nnā, lit., save, we pray] (an exclamation) used to give praise to God …   English World dictionary

  • ¡hosanna! — (del hebr. «hōša‘nā», salve, a través del lat. bíblico) 1 Exclamación de *alegría de origen hebreo, usada en la liturgia católica. ⇒ Aleluya. 2 m. *Himno que se canta el Domingo de Ramos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • HOSANNA — quid Hebraeis notaverit, dicemus infra in Osanna, et ubi de Tabernaculorum festo Remansit acclamatio in Eccl. tam Graeca, quam Latina, ubi bis in Missa dicitur, semel nempe Angelorum vice, atque iterum hominum nomine. Dom. Macer in Hierol …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • hosanna — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: religión Exclamación de júbilo de la liturgia católica. 2. Área: religión Himno católico que se canta el domingo de ramos …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • hosanna — (also hosannah) ► NOUN & EXCLAMATION ▪ a biblical cry of praise or joy. ORIGIN Greek, from a Hebrew phrase meaning save, we pray …   English terms dictionary

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