Isis


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I·sis

 (ī′sĭs)
n. Mythology
An ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility and magic who was the sister and wife of Osiris.

[Latin Īsis, from Greek, from Egyptian 'st.]

Isis

(ˈaɪsɪs)
n
(Placename) the local name for the River Thames at Oxford

Isis

(ˈaɪsɪs)
n
(Non-European Myth & Legend) an ancient Egyptian fertility goddess, depicted as a woman with a cow's horns, between which was the disc of the sun; wife and sister of Osiris

I•sis

(ˈaɪ sɪs)

n.
the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility; sister and wife of Osiris.

I•sis

(ˈaɪ sɪs)
n.
the local name of the Thames River at Oxford.
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Noun1.Isis - Egyptian goddess of fertilityIsis - Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris
Translations
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Iside
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References in classic literature ?
Their names were Isis, Amphitrite, Hebe, Pandora, Psyche, Thetis, Pomona, Daphne, Clytie, Galatea and Arethusa.
Various kinds of isis, clusters of pure tuft-coral, prickly fungi, and anemones formed a brilliant garden of flowers, decked with their collarettes of blue tentacles, sea-stars studding the sandy bottom.
The colleges are ancient and picturesque; the streets are almost magnificent; and the lovely Isis, which flows beside it through meadows of exquisite verdure, is spread forth into a placid expanse of waters, which reflects its majestic assemblage of towers, and spires, and domes, embosomed among aged trees.
Their eyes would be sad, and averted from their fate towards the Northern flats, their leader not Isis or Sabrina, but the slowly flowing Lea.
After these appear'd A crew who under Names of old Renown, OSIRIS, ISIS, ORUS and their Train With monstrous shapes and sorceries abus'd Fanatic EGYPT and her Priests, to seek Thir wandring Gods disguis'd in brutish forms Rather then human.
At Oxford he had contributed to the Isis, and since coming down had been endeavouring to do the same to the papers of the Metropolis.
In man we still trace the remains or hints of all that we esteem badges of servitude in the lower races; yet in him they enhance his nobleness and grace; as Io, in Aeschylus, transformed to a cow, offends the imagination; but how changed when as Isis in Egypt she meets Osiris-Jove, a beautiful woman with nothing of the metamorphosis left but the lunar horns as the splendid ornament of her brows!
"Ah, now you are trying to penetrate into the mysteries of Isis, in which I am not initiated.
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