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n. Mythology
The ancient Egyptian god whose annual death and resurrection personified the self-renewing vitality and fertility of nature.

[Latin Osīris, from Greek, from Egyptian wsjr, perhaps originally js-jrt, seat of the eye (of the sun) : js-, akin to jst, seat + jrt, eye.]
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(Non-European Myth & Legend) an ancient Egyptian god, ruler of the underworld and judge of the dead
Oˈsirian adj
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(oʊˈsaɪ rɪs)

the Egyptian god and judge of the dead, husband and brother of Isis.
O•si′ri•an (-ri ən) adj.
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