osse

1 of 3

verb

variants or oss
ˈäs
ossed; ossed; ossing; osses
dialectal, England

osse

2 of 3

noun

plural -s
obsolete
: a prophetic or ominous utterance

osse-

3 of 3

combining form

variants or osseo-
1
: bone
ossein
2
: osseous and
osseocartilaginous

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English ossen to prophesy, presage

Noun

obsolete osse, verb, to prophesy, presage, from Middle English ossen

Combining form

Latin osse- (in osseus)

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“Osse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osse. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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