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Ossian Line breaks: Os¦sian
Pronunciation: /ˈɒʃɪən/

Definition of Ossian in English:

A legendary Irish warrior and bard, whose name became well known in 1760-3 when the Scottish poet James Macpherson (1736–96) published his own verse as an alleged translation of 3rd-century Gaelic tales. Irish name Oisin.

Words that rhyme with Ossian

Leibnizian • Piscean

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