oasis

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See also: oásis, Oasis, OASIS, and Ὄασις

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From Late Latin Oasis, from Ancient Greek Ὄασις (Óasis), from Late Egyptian wḥỉ, earlier hieroglyphic

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wḥ3t (also meaning “cauldron”). 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.
    • 1892, James Yoxall, chapter 7, 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!
  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)

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin Oasis, from Ancient Greek Ὄασις (Óasis), from Late Egyptian [Demotic needed] (wḥỉ), earlier hieroglyphic

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wḥȝt (also meaning "basin").

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oasis m (plural oasis)

  1. oasis