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[oh-sahy-ris] /oʊˈsaɪ rɪs/
noun, Egyptian Religion.
the king and judge of the dead, the husband and brother of Isis, and father (or brother) of Horus, killed by Set but later resurrected (after Horus killed Set): usually depicted as a man, partly wrapped as a mummy, having a beard and wearing the atef-crown.
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[oh-sahy-ree-uh n] /oʊˈsaɪ ri ən/ (Show IPA),
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an ancient Egyptian god, ruler of the underworld and judge of the dead
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Osirian, adjective
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name of a principal god of Egypt, judge of the dead, from Latin Osiris, from Greek, from Egyptian Asar. Related: Osirian.

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