Isis

Isis

[ahy-sis]
noun
Egyptian Religion. a goddess of fertility, the sister and wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, and usually represented as a woman with a cow's horns with the solar disk between them: later worshiped in the Greek and Roman empires.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek Îsis < Egyptian 'st

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Isis1 (ˈaɪsɪs)
 
n
the local name for the River Thames at Oxford

Isis2 (ˈaɪsɪs)
 
n
an ancient Egyptian fertility goddess, depicted as a woman with a cow's horns, between which was the disc of the sun; wife and sister of Osiris

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ISIS definition


1. A toolkit for implementing fault-tolerant distributed systems, developed at Cornell and now available commercially
2. A dialect of JOSS.
[Sammet 1969, p. 217].

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