American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mythology An ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility, the sister and wife of Osiris.
- The upper Thames River in south-central England in the vicinity of Oxford. The name is used locally and in literature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Egypt. myth., the chief female deity; the sister, wife, and counterpart or female form of Osiris, and the mother of Horus. She is distinguished by the solar disk and cows' horns on her head, often surmounted by a diminutive throne, and bears the lotus scepter. By the Greeks she was identified with Io. Her worship in a modified form, as a nature-goddess, was introduced subsequently to the Alexandrine epoch into Greece, and was very popular at Rome from the end of the republic. The Greek and Roman priests and priestesses of Isis wore a special costume, and had as an attribute a peculiar metallic rattle, the sistrum.
- n. The typical genus of the family Isidæ.
- n. Egyptian mythology A complex ancient Egyptian goddess. Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the matron of nature and magic.
- n. UK The River Thames.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Myth.) The principal goddess worshiped by the Egyptians. She was regarded as the mother of Horus, and the sister and wife of Osiris. The Egyptians adored her as the goddess of fecundity, and as the great benefactress of their country, who instructed their ancestors in the art of agriculture.
- n. (Zoöl.) Any coral of the genus Isis, or family
Isidæ, composed of joints of white, stony coral, alternating with flexible, horny joints. See Gorgoniacea.
- n. (Astron.) One of the asteroids.
- n. Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris
- From Ancient Greek Ἶσις (Isis). (Wiktionary)
“The name "Isis" is a local name around Oxford for what?”
“Digits: Google's Place in Mobile Payment Wars An iPhone Rival, Not on Price Earlier: Google Unveils Smartphone 'Wallet' Industry observers say Verizon's move is likely related to its plan to team up with rival carriers AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA on a mobile payments venture called Isis, which is expected to begin trials next year.”
“Of course people have lives outside of science, and the fact that Isis is discussing it is to her credit -- and should not reflect negatively against her ability to do science”
“Of course people have lives outside of science, and the fact that Isis is discussing it is to her credit -- and should not reflect negatively against her ability to do science anymore than reading posts about FSP's cats or PP's **** ing Jameson.”
“I do not doubt that Isis is both an excellent scientist and awesome, stiletto-sporting mother.”
“Although I am sure that KH does not think that Isis is actually a bimbo, her comment reveals the inner disconnect she has between an alluring woman and an intelligent academic.”
“Isis is uncredited in the program, but thanks to the wonders of Google I was able to find out she was Barbara Babcock, who played in other episodes of Star Trek, and was a minor star in her own right, probably best-known for being in Dallas.”
“The similarity to bands like Neurosis, Mastodon and Isis is pretty obvious, but I think I prefer CoL to any of those.”
“Capri and Monterey; among mountains, the glowing one called Isis as seen at dawn from the depths of the Grand Cañon.”
“Another name composed with that of Isis is "Ision;" and another, evidently derived from Ari-n-Amen ( "made by Amen"), is "Ammonarin.”
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A list of mythological gods that people have worshipped throughout history (includes primordial dieties).
They can be animate or inanimate (male or female). 2 syllables
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