Definition of Osiris

1. Noun. Egyptian god of the underworld and judge of the dead; husband and brother of Isis; father of Horus.

Generic synonyms: Egyptian Deity



Definition of Osiris

1. n. One of the principal divinities of Egypt, the brother and husband of Isis. He was figured as a mummy wearing the royal cap of Upper Egypt, and was symbolized by the sacred bull, called Apis. Cf. Serapis.

Definition of Osiris

1. Proper noun. The Egyptian god of the dead and of the underworld. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Osiris

1. One of the principal divinities of Egypt, the brother and husband of Isis. He was figured as a mummy wearing the royal cap of Upper Egypt, and was symbolized by the sacred bull, called Apis. Cf. Serapis. Osir"ian. Origin: L, fr. Gr.; of Egyptian origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Osiris

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1. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"At the ceremony called " the burial of osiris" the Egyptians made a crescent-shaped chest "because the moon, when it approaches the sun, assumes the form of ..."

2. The Book of the Dead: An English Translation of the Chapters, Hymns, Etc by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1898)
""dweller-in-his-city, (17) osiris-Henti (/. e., osiris of the "crocodiles), (18) osiris- in-Pe^es, (19) osiris-in-his-temple-in-tlfr "Land-of-the-South, ..."

3. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1913)
"Boscawen, on the "Birth of Se-osiris," which appeared in the January, 1903, ... Before this miraculous birth, Sa- osiris, who was with his father osiris in ..."

4. Egyptian Literature: Comprising Egyptian Tales, Hymns, Litanies, Invocations by Epiphanius Wilson (1901)
"osiris triumphed over his enemies, and osiris, the chief scribe and draughtsman, Ptah-mes, ... Hail, O osiris, I have come unto thee; I am Horus and I have ..."

5. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"Neither do I see cause of doubt whether osiris were the same with Mizraim. It is more necessary, and hard to shew manifestly, how long Mizraim or osiris ..."

6. Egypt's Place in Universal History: An Historical Investigation in Five Books by Christian Karl Josias Bunsen, Charles Herbert Cottrell, Samuel Birch (1867)
"osiris in the Ark. osiris in Reru-tu. osiris, eternal ruler ... osiris in Shau. osiris, bearer of Horus. osiris at the edge of the Gap (Peka). ..."

7. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"According to their accounts however, osiris vos the first who reclaimed the Egyptians ... referable osiris, and distributed them through different parts of ..."

8. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"Indeed, the name of that city, which signifies the " place of good," appears to refer to, and perhaps to have been called from, osiris, who was the ..."

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