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What does "Jai Ho" mean?

would u please tell me meaning of the jai ho that the name of the Slumdog Millionaire's soundtrack song...thanks in advance!!!

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    after purplecarrot's translation, i like it even more! thx, purplecarrot. :)

    yay! slumdog millionaire swept the oscars~

    Let us win

    This "Jai ho" word is a hindi word related to the "Victory". :-)
    i love that song as well as the whole soundtrack. :)
    "Jai Ho - The Global Anthem" when translated to English from Hindi means either "Praise","Hail", "Hallelujah", "Victory", or "Vive".

    LYRIC TRANSLATION
    Jai Ho =Something between “Hail” and “Hallelujah”

    Come, come my Life, under the canopy

    Come under the blue brocade sky!

    Iota by iota, I have lost my life, in faith

    I’ve passed this night dancing on coals

    I blew away the sleep that was in my eyes

    I counted the stars till my finger burned

    Come, come my Life, under the canopy

    Come under the blue brocade sky!

    Taste it, taste it, this night is honey

    Taste it, and keep it,

    It’s a heart; the heart is the final limit

    You dark black kohl

    It’s some black magic, isn’t it?

    Come, come my Life, under the canopy

    Come under the blue brocade sky!

    For how long, how very long

    It’s been on your lips

    Say it, now say it

    The eye is downcast

    Such lit up eyes

    Are they two lit-up dimaonds(?) ?

    Come, come my Life, under the canopy

    Come under the blue brocade sky!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61it17yzmE&feature=related

    to view the song video with lyrics on it...

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