Osiris

noun
Osi·​ris | \ ō-ˈsī-rəs How to pronounce Osiris (audio) \

Definition of Osiris

: the Egyptian god of the underworld and husband and brother of Isis

First Known Use of Osiris

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Osiris

Latin, from Greek, from Egyptian Wsỉr

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Osiris

Time Traveler for Osiris

Time Traveler

The first known use of Osiris was in 1603

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Osiris

Cite this Entry

“Osiris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Osiris. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

Comments on Osiris

What made you want to look up Osiris? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!