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Hurrahʹ

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the Hebrew הריע. Our “Old Hundredth Psalm” begins with “Shout joyfully [hurrah] to Jehovah!” The word is also of not uncommon occurrence in other psalms. See Notes and Queries, October 16th, 1880. (Norwegian and Danish, hurra!) (See Huzza.)

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⁂ The Norman battle-cry was “Ha Rollo!” or “Ha Rou!” (French, huzzer, to shout aloud; Russian, hoera and hoezee.)

“The Saxon cry of ‘Out! Out, Holy Crosse!ʹ rose high above the Norman sound of ‘Ha Rou! Ha Rou, Notre Dame!ʹ”—Lord Lytton: Harold, book xii. chap. 8.

⁂ Wace (Chronicle) tells us that Tur aie (Thor aid) was the battle cry of the Northmen.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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