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Hus

[huhs; Czech hoo s]
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noun
  1. Jan [jan; Czech yahn] /dʒæn; Czech yɑn/. Huss, John.

Huss

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[huhs; Czech hoo s]
noun
  1. John,1369?–1415, Czech religious reformer and martyr.
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Historical Examples

  • For faith and freedom he fought—the faith of Hus and the freedom of Bohemia.

    History of the Moravian Church

    J. E. Hutton

  • With clasped hands, and in ringing tones, Hus begged in vain for a hearing.

  • He had studied the writings of Wycliffe and of Hus, and often appealed to Wycliffe in his works.

  • At the head of the procession was Hus himself, and Hus conducted the funeral.

  • What right, asked Hus, had the Pope to claim the "power of the keys?"


British Dictionary definitions for hus

Hus

noun
  1. Jan (jan). the Czech name of John HussSee Huss

huss

noun
  1. the flesh of the European dogfish, when used as food

Word Origin

C15 husk, huske, C16 huss : of obscure origin

Huss

noun
  1. John, Czech name Jan Hus. ?1372–1415, Bohemian religious reformer. Influenced by Wycliffe, he anticipated the Reformation in denouncing doctrines and abuses of the Church. His death at the stake precipitated the Hussite wars in Bohemia and Moravia
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