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Hosea

[hoh-zee-uh, -zey-uh] /hoʊˈzi ə, -ˈzeɪ ə/
noun
1.
a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Hos.
Origin of Hosea
From the Hebrew word hōshēa', literally, salvation, help
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Hosea

/həʊˈzɪə/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
2.
the book containing his oracles
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Word Origin and History for Hosea

masc. proper name, from Hebrew Hoshea, literally "salvation," from stem y-sh- "to save."

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