“Hosanna!” from two Hebrew words literally meaning, “Save us,” and “cry/pray/beseech.”
“Deliver us, we pray” – “We beseech you, save us!”
On its own, the word is a cry for deliverance. A shout of “hosanna” would not recall occasions of celebration, but of desperation. It would have been a cry born out of great need for a rescuer to come swiftly.