HOSANNA

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Biblical noun (NT) 1. Exclamation of praise of God or the Lord (1 Nephi 11:6; 3 Nephi 4:32; 11:17)

Etymology

The word HOSANNA is an exclamation of praise or adoration of God or the MESSIAH. It originates with the HEBREW phrase hôšîʿâ-nāʾ (imperative plus precative particle) meaning "save, please; save, I pray," mentioned in the Psalms (cf. Psalms 118:25). Itis also found twelve times in scripture in scripture outside of the Old Testament: five times in the New Testament (Matthew 21:9, 15; Mark 11:9, 10; John 12:13), four times in the Doctrine and Covenants (Doctrine and Covenants 19:37; 36:3; 39:19; 109:79), and three times in the Book of Mormon. The English word HOSANNA is a representation of the Latin (h)osanna, derived from the Greek (h)osanna, representing the Aramaic hôšâʿ-nāʾ which itself is a shortened form of the original HEBREW hôšîʿâ-nāʾ.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐐𐐄𐐞𐐈𐐤𐐂 (hoʊzænɑː)

Notes


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