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'Os
fl. late 5th and early 6th century
Orthodox
Ethiopia


'Os, Abba (perhaps fl. late 5th and early 6th century A.D.), was one of the Nine Saints, taking the place of Abba 'Aléf in the traditional Life of Abba Gärima and coming also from Caesarea. He is commemorated on 4 Tahsas (13 December). The Life of 'Os appears in a translation by Cerulli.

A. K. Irvine


Bibliography:

Enrico Cerulli, La letteratura etiopica (Firenze, 1968), 76-7.
C. Conti Rossini, "L'omilia di Yohannes vescovo di Aksum in onore di Garima," Actes du Congrès International des Orientalistes, Section Sémitique (Paris, 1898).
Synaxarium, 4, Tahsas.
E. A. Wallis Budge, The Book of the Saints of the Ethiopian Church (Cambridge, 1928), Vol. II, 321.


This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 'From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,' copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.