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[ey-muh s] /ˈeɪ məs/
a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “burden.”. Unabridged
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  • “Give him a lance-thrust, Amos,” cried Saunders, reloading his piece.

    The World of Ice R.M. Ballantyne
  • But when you get back, Amos, you can crush him by telling of this trip.

    Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Such was the view that Amos took of the matter, and now came the question what he was to do.

    Amos Huntingdon T.P. Wilson
  • I returned home, and found Amos telling Davy of our adventures.

    Ben Comee M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • When Biddle fell, Amos, with the instinct of the mariner, had rushed towards the unmanned helm.

British Dictionary definitions for Amos


noun (Old Testament)
a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
the book containing his oracles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Amos

masc. proper name; third of the prophets in the Old Testament; from Greek, from Hebrew Amos, literally "borne (by God)."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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