When you want to show your support for a king, this is an example of a time when you might shout viva la king! or long live the king!
Origin of viva
- Italian Spanish (long) live both from Latin vīvat third person sing. present subjunctive of vīvere to live gwei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Shortened from viva voce, Latin for “live voice"
- Abbreviation of Viaduct Valley