oasis

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See also: OASIS and oásis

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From Ancient Greek ὄασις (óasis), from Late Egyptian [Demotic?] (wḥỉ), earlier hieroglyphic

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wḥȝt (also meaning "basin"). Compare Sahidic Coptic ⲟⲩⲁϩⲉ (waḥe) and Arabic واحة (wāḥa).

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oasis (plural oases)

  1. A spring of fresh water, surrounded by a fertile region of vegetation, in a desert.
  2. A quiet, peaceful place or situation separated from surrounding noise or bustle.
    The park was an oasis in the middle of the busy city

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oasis m, f (plural oasis)

  1. oasis

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oasis m (plural oases)

  1. oasis (spring of fresh water in a desert)
  2. oasis (quiet, peaceful place)