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 oasises)

  1. A spring of fresh water, surrounded by a fertile region of vegetation, in a desert.
    • 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!
  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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The plural oasises is rare and sometimes proscribed.

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French[edit]

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oasis m, 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)

Northern Sami[edit]

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  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈoɑ̯siːs/

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oasis

  1. locative singular of oassi

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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oasis m (plural oasis)

  1. oasis