Main definitions of Isis in English

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Isis1

Pronunciation /ˈīsis/ /ˈaɪsɪs/

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proper noun

Egyptian Mythology
  • A goddess of fertility, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Her worship spread to western Asia, Greece, and Rome, where she was identified with various local goddesses.

Main definitions of Isis in English

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Isis2

Pronunciation /ˈīsis/ /ˈaɪsɪs/

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proper noun

  • A name for the part of the River Thames that flows through Oxford, England.

Origin

From Latin Tamesis, the Roman name for the Thames, of Celtic origin.

Main definitions of ISIS in English

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ISIS3

Pronunciation /ˈīsis/ /ˈaɪsɪs/

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proper noun

  • A militant Islamic fundamentalist group active particularly in Syria and Iraq.

    Also called ISIL, Islamic State

Origin

Early 21st century acronym from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (‘Syria’ or ‘the Levant’).

Pronunciation

ISIS

/ˈīsis/ /ˈaɪsɪs/