Ossian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An anglicisation, made known by James Macpherson, of Irish Oisín, diminutive form of os (deer).

Proper noun[edit]

Ossian

  1. A male given name; rather rare in the Anglo-Saxon world.
    • 1765 James Macpherson, The Poems of Ossian, Tauchnitz 1847, page 204:
      Fingal! thou king of heroes! Ossian, next to him in war! ye have fought in your youth; your names are renowned in song.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Ossian via Sweden in the 19th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈosːiɑn/
  • Hyphenation: Os‧si‧an

Proper noun[edit]

Ossian

  1. A male given name; mostly used as a middle name.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English Ossian

Proper noun[edit]

Ossian

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

In continuous use since the 19th century, though never as popular in Sweden as Macpherson's other creation, Oscar.