[ hoh-zee-uh, -zey-uh ]
/ hoʊˈzi ə, -ˈzeɪ ə /
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 the Hebrew word hōshēa', literally, salvation, help
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British Dictionary definitions for hosea
/ (həʊˈzɪə) /
noun Old Testament
a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
the book containing his oracles
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