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Isis 1

Syllabification: I·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈīsis/
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.

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Isis 2 Line breaks: Isis
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪsɪs/

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

Origin

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

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ISIS 3 Syllabification: I·SIS
Pronunciation: /ˈīsis/
(also Isis)
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').

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