Hallelujah vs Hosanna - What's the difference?

hallelujah | hosanna |


As interjections the difference between hallelujah and hosanna

is that hallelujah is an exclamation used in songs of praise or thanksgiving to god while hosanna is 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.

As nouns the difference between hallelujah and hosanna

is that hallelujah is a shout of “” while hosanna is a cry of ‘hosanna’.

As a verb hallelujah

is to cry "hallelujah" in praise.

hallelujah

English

Alternative forms

* halleluja * halleluiah * alleluia

Interjection

(en interjection)
  • An exclamation used in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God.
  • A general expression of gratitude or adoration.
  • Hallelujah! It’s finally the weekend!

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A shout of “”.
  • (in the plural) General praise.
  • Quotations

    * So sung they, and the empyrean rung With Hallelujahs. -

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cry "hallelujah" in praise.
  • hosanna

    Alternative forms

    * hosana * hosannah * hoshanna * hoshiana

    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

    (en noun)
  • A cry of ‘hosanna’.
  • * 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.