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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The ancient Egyptian god whose annual death and resurrection personified the self-renewing vitality and fertility of nature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Egyptian god of the dead and of the underworld.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. One of the principal divinities of Egypt, the brother and husband of Isis. He was figured as a mummy wearing the royal cap of Upper Egypt, and was symbolized by the sacred bull, called Apis. Cf. Serapis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A principal Egyptian god, personifying the power of good and the sunlight, united in history and in worship in a sacred triad with Isis as his wife and Horus as their child.
  • n. [NL.] In zoology, a genus of hymenopterous insects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Egyptian god of the underworld and judge of the dead; husband and brother of Isis; father of Horus

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ὄσιρις (Osiris). (Wiktionary)

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