Ossianic

adjective

Os·​si·​an·​ic ˌä-sē-ˈa-nik How to pronounce Ossianic (audio)
-shē-
: of, relating to, or resembling the legendary Irish bard Ossian, the poems ascribed to him, or the rhythmic prose style used by James Macpherson in the poems he claimed to have translated from Ossian

Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ossianic was in 1788

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“Ossianic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ossianic. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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