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Hosea

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noun Ho·sea \hō-ˈzā-ə, -ˈzē-\

Definition of Hosea

  1. 1 :  a Hebrew prophet of the eighth century b.c.

  2. 2 :  a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table



Origin of hosea

Hebrew Hōshēaʽ


First Known Use: 14th century

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