Isiac

[ is-ee-ak, iz-, ahy-see- ]
/ ˈɪs iˌæk, ˈɪz-, ˈaɪ si- /

adjective

of or relating to Isis or the worship of Isis.

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Also I·si·a·cal [ih-sahy-uh-kuhl, ahy-sahy-]. /ɪˈsaɪ ə kəl, aɪˈsaɪ-/.

Origin of Isiac

1700–10; <Latin Īsiacus<Greek Īsiakós.See Isis, -ac
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Example sentences from the Web for Isiac

  • This is the sacred beetle, which is so often represented in ancient cameos and obelisks, and in the Isiac peplums of the mummies.

  • We may mention here another inscribed tablet, the celebrated Isiac table in the Museum at Turin.

  • It was of no avail to level to the ground the Isiac chapels, and to banish their ministers.

  • It has been contended that this was a description of the Isiac temple in Rome.

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