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]

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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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Ossian (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Ossian Ossianit
genitive Ossianin Ossianien
partitive Ossiania Ossianeja
illative Ossianiin Ossianeihin
singular plural
nominative Ossian Ossianit
accusative nom. Ossian Ossianit
gen. Ossianin
genitive Ossianin Ossianien
partitive Ossiania Ossianeja
inessive Ossianissa Ossianeissa
elative Ossianista Ossianeista
illative Ossianiin Ossianeihin
adessive Ossianilla Ossianeilla
ablative Ossianilta Ossianeilta
allative Ossianille Ossianeille
essive Ossianina Ossianeina
translative Ossianiksi Ossianeiksi
instructive Ossianein
abessive Ossianitta Ossianeitta
comitative Ossianeineen

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Ossian. First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1804.

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.