oasis

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See also: oásis, Oasis, OASIS, and Ὄασις

English[edit]

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The Huacachina Oasis in Peru

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin Oasis, from Ancient Greek Ὄασις (Óasis), from Demotic wḥj, from Egyptian wḥꜣt (oasis, cauldron),

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Compare Sahidic Coptic ⲟⲩⲁϩⲉ (ouahe) and Arabic ⁧وَاحَة(wāḥa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊˈeɪsɪs/, /əʊˈeɪsəs/
  • (US) enPR: ō-ā'sĭs, ō-ā'səs, IPA(key): /oʊˈeɪsɪs/, /oʊˈeɪsəs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪsɪs, -eɪsəs

Noun[edit]

oasis (plural oases or (rare, sometimes proscribed) oasises)

  1. A spring of fresh water, surrounded by a fertile region of vegetation, in a desert.
    Synonyms: island, refuge
    The park was an oasis in the middle of the busy city.
    • 1892, James Yoxall, chapter 7, in The Lonely Pyramid:
      It was the Lost Oasis, the Oasis of the vision in the sand. […] Deep-hidden in the hollow, beneath the cliffs, it lay; and round it the happy verdure spread for many a rood. […] Yes, the quest was ended, the Lost Oasis was the Found!
    • 2015, Michael Welland, “Barriers and Corridors, Imports and Exports”, in The Desert: Lands of Lost Borders[1], Reaktion Books, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 317:
      On the edge of the dunes lies the oasis town of Dunhuang, a key strategic crossroads on the Silk Road as the routes divided to the west to skirt the Taklamakan to the north and south.
  2. (figuratively) A quiet, peaceful place or situation separated from surrounding noise or bustle.
  3. (figuratively) A place or situation of fruitfulness or abundance separated from surrounding barrenness or scarcity.
    • 1903 April 18, W[illiam] E[dward] Burghardt Du Bois, “Of Our Spiritual Strivings”, in The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches, Chicago, Ill.: A[lexander] C[aldwell] McClurg & Co., →OCLC, pages 11–12:
      [T]here is no true American music but the wild sweet melodies of the Negro slave; the American fairy tales and folklore are Indian and African; and, all in all, we black men seem the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness.
    • 1980 August 9, anonymous author, “Inside Burning”, in Gay Community News, page 4:
      I have tried to find friends like me [] but have failed to form even one prolonged relationship. Only a few of them could understand how I felt and a couple of them allowed me to express my love as intimately and vigorously as I wanted to. But for these two oases, I have lived all these years in an emotional void.

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Noun[edit]

oasis m or f (plural oasis)

  1. oasis

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Galician[edit]

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oasis m (plural oases)

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

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin Oasis, from Ancient Greek Ὄασις (Óasis), from Demotic wḥj, from Egyptian wḥꜣt (oasis, cauldron),

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Doublet of oase and wahah.

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Noun[edit]

oasis (plural oasis-oasis, first-person possessive oasisku, second-person possessive oasismu, third-person possessive oasisnya)

  1. oasis
    Synonym: wahah

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Northern Sami[edit]

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  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈoɑ̯siːs/

Noun[edit]

oasis

  1. locative singular of oassi

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin Oasis (name of various oases), from Ancient Greek Ὄασις (Óasis), from Demotic wḥj, from Egyptian wḥꜣt (oasis, cauldron),

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oˈasis/ [oˈa.sis]
  • Audio (Peru):(file)
  • Rhymes: -asis
  • Syllabification: o‧a‧sis

Noun[edit]

oasis m (plural oasis)

  1. oasis

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish oasis, from Late Latin Oasis (name of various oases), from Ancient Greek Ὄασις (Óasis), from Demotic wḥj, from Egyptian wḥꜣt (oasis, cauldron),

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: o‧a‧sis
  • IPA(key): /ʔoˈasis/, [ʔoˈa.sɪs]

Noun[edit]

oasis (Baybayin spelling ᜂᜏᜐᜒᜐ᜔)

  1. oasis

Further reading[edit]

  • oasis”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • Cuadrado Muñiz, Adolfo (1972) Hispanismos en el tagalo: diccionario de vocablos de origen español vigentes en esta lengua filipina, Madrid: Oficina de Educación Iberoamericana, page 423