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[oh-buh-ron] /ˈoʊ bəˌrɒn/
(in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies.
Astronomy. one of the five moons of Uranus. Unabridged
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  • The cup would not fill with wine, and Oberon was deaf to the blast of the horn.

  • Oberon was right glad when he saw this sight, and gave the cup into his keeping.

  • I was as highly amused at it as the mischievous Oberon himself must have been, so delicately has the artist touched it off.

  • Oberon, the most distant, completes its journey in 13 days and 11 hours.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • Titania was a name of romance, and so was Oberon, that of her husband in romance.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • "You must drink Oberon's horn full of champagne," he continued.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Here he composed the beautiful Overture to "Oberon" which was only completed a few days before the first performance of the opera.

  • Such a table might have been set in Fairyland, for the betrothal feast of Oberon.

    The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
  • In these days of reason's supremacy, we have found out there are no such 'dainty spirits' as Ariel, Puck, and Oberon.

British Dictionary definitions for Oberon


(in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies, husband of Titania


the outermost of the satellites of Uranus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Oberon

king of the faeries and husband of Titania in medieval lore, from French Obéron, from Old French Auberon, perhaps from a Germanic source related to elf.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Oberon in Technology
A strongly typed procedural programming language and an operating environment evolved from Modula-2 by Nicklaus Wirth in 1988. Oberon adds type extension (inheritance), extensible record types, multidimensional open arrays, and garbage collection. It eliminates variant records, enumeration types, subranges, lower array indices and for loops.
A successor called Oberon-2 by H. Moessenboeck features a handful of extensions to Oberon including type-bound procedures (methods).
Seneca is a variant of Oberon focussing on numerical programming under development by R. Griesemer in April 1993 (to be renamed).
See also Ceres workstation Oberon System.
Free ETH Oberon ( MS-DOS ( Amiga (
["The Programming Language Oberon", N. Wirth, Soft Prac & Exp 18(7):671-690 July 1988].
["Programming in Oberon: Steps Beyond Pascal and Modula", M. Reiser & N. Wirth, A-W 1992].
["Project Oberon: the design of an operating system and compiler", N. Wirth & J. Gutknecht, ACM Press 1992].
["The Oberon Companion: A Guide to Using and Programming Oberon System 3", André Fischer, Hannes Marais, vdf Verlag der Fachhochschulen, Zurich, 1997, ISBN 3-7281-2493-1. Includes CD-ROM for Windows, Linux, Macintosh and PC Native].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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