Osi·​ris ō-ˈsī-rəs How to pronounce Osiris (audio)
: the Egyptian god of the underworld and husband and brother of Isis

Word History


Latin, from Greek, from Egyptian Wsỉr

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Osiris was in 1603

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“Osiris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Osiris. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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