- a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
- 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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- a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
- the book containing his oracles
Word Origin and History for hosea
masc. proper name, from Hebrew Hoshea, literally "salvation," from stem y-sh- "to save."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper