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- 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.
hosanna (plural hosannas)
- A cry of ‘hosanna’.
- 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 24:
- Imagine God in Heaven surrounded by the choirs of adoring angels singing hosannahs unendingly.
- 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 23:
- The hall rang with the hosannas of the faithful, while the women knelt at his feet to ask for salvation.
- 2022 January 5, Rick Wilson, “Bannon Banished for Telling Truths About Trump as MAGA Monsters Turn on Each Other”, in The Daily Beast:
- I’ve written before about the inevitable, tragic dynamic of this brokeback bromance; Trump needs a mindless cheering section screaming hosannas no matter how often he stumbles toward the nuclear and political precipice.
- (intransitive) To give a cry of ‘hosanna’.
hosanna m (plural hosannas)
- “hosanna”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.