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Hurrah'

the Hebrew . 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.)

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!' rose high above the Norman sound of `Ha Rou! Ha Rou, Notre Dame!' ” —Lord Lytton: Harold, book xii. chap. 8.

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

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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