- a masculine name
- a Hebrew prophet of the 8th cent.
- the book containing his prophecies: abbrev. Am.
Origin of AmosClassical Hebrew (language) amos, literally , borne (by God?)
A Hebrew prophet of the eighth century BC. He was the earliest prophet to have a book of the Bible named for him.
Origin of AmosHebrew ‘amôs; see &ayin;ms in Semitic roots.
See Table at Bible.
Origin of AmosAfter Amos1.
Possibly from Hebrew עמוס (amos, “to carry; a burden”).