Isis

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See also: ISIS, Ísis, and isis

English[edit]

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Egyptian-style picture of Isis
Isis as shown in Egyptian art

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἶσις (Îsis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪsəs/, /ˈaɪsɪs/

Proper noun[edit]

Isis

  1. (Egyptian mythology) A complex ancient Egyptian goddess. Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the matron of nature and magic.
  2. (UK, Oxford British English) The River Thames.
  3. Alternative form of ISIS.
  4. (astronomy) Short for 42 Isis, a main belt asteroid.
  5. (rare) A female given name
    • 1924, Zora Neale Hurston, Drenched in Light
      Isis had crawled under the center table with its red plush cover with little round balls for fringe.
    • 1995, Iain Banks, Whit
      'Beloved Isis,' Elias grinned, 'would you kindly cast some light into the poor occluded mind of our brother here on the matter of the co-essential nature of the body and the soul?'

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Translations[edit]


Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἶσις (Îsis, Isis), from Egyptian

st t
H8
B1

Ȝs.t or

st t
,
y
I12

Ȝs.t.

Proper noun[edit]

Isis

  1. Isis

German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia de

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἶσις (Îsis, Isis), from Egyptian

st t
H8
B1

Ȝs.t or

st t
,
y
I12

Ȝs.t.

Proper noun[edit]

Isis f

  1. Isis.