Hosea

[ hoh-zee-uh, -zey-uh ]
/ hoʊˈzi ə, -ˈzeɪ ə /

noun

a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Hos.

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Origin of Hosea

From Hebrew hōshēa' “salvation, help”
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British Dictionary definitions for Hosea

Hosea
/ (həʊˈzɪə) /

noun Old Testament

a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
the book containing his oracles
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