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Hosʹtage (2 syl.)

is connected with the Latin obses, through the Mid. Latin hostagium, French ôtage or ostage, Italian ostaggio.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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