- 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 of Isis
< Latin < Greek Îsis < Egyptian 'st
- Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (or Islamic State in Iraq and Syria): a radical Sunni Muslim organization whose aim is to restore an Islamic state, or caliphate, in the region encompassing Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, and southeastern Turkey.
Origin of ISIS
Arabic al-Sham, an ancient territory known in English as the Levant, an area on the E shores of the Mediterranean
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Examples from the Web for isis
But sources said that the evidence so far is pointing away from an ISIS connection.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre
Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef
January 8, 2015
“We quietly did,” Reed previously told The Daily Beast of removing ISIS.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.
But there is no consensus about what the attrition of ISIS looks like.
Breaking the will of ISIS, the military argues, is not a statistic.
Come, Clara; I want to explore the penetralia of this temple of Isis.'Wilfrid Cumbermede
The 'chants of Isis' (Laws), we might think, would have been barbarous in an Athenian ear.Laws
The worship of Isis was really only an exalted type of moon worship.
Isis bequeathed her veil of old To modern daughters of the Nile.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems
Isis was not a very austere goddess at the time she entered Italy.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
- the local name for the River Thames at Oxford
- 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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