Alternative formsEdit


Probably an alteration of the earlier Ōsēe (q.v.)—the form used in the Vulgate—chosen for consistency with the Latin names of some other Biblical characters (such as Andreās, Matthiās, and Michaeās) and with its ultimate Hebrew etymon, הוֹשֵׁעַ(hoshe'a); an intermediate Ancient Greek etymon of the form *Ὡσηᾱς (*Hōsēās) does not occur.


Proper nounEdit

Hōsēās m sg (genitive Hōsēae); first declension

  1. Hosea (prophet)
    • 1621, Willem van der Codde, Hoſeas Propheta, Ebraice & Chaldaice, cum Duplici Verſione Latina, main title
  2. Book of Hosea


First-declension noun (masculine Greek-type with nominative singular in -ās), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Hōsēās
Genitive Hōsēae
Dative Hōsēae
Accusative Hōsēān
Ablative Hōsēā
Vocative Hōsēā