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

  • On the 4th of July, Dr. Huss was brought for the last time before the council.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs

    John Foxe

  • While Huss was in confinement, the council acted the part of inquisitors.

  • Three proctors appeared for Dr. Huss before cardinal Colonna.

  • But, the cardinal declared Huss contumacious, and excommunicated him accordingly.

  • How much Huss was directly influenced by the teachings of Wyclif is clear.

British Dictionary definitions for huss


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

C15 husk, huske, C16 huss : of obscure origin


  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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