[ osh-uh n, os-ee-uh n ]
/ ˈɒʃ ən, ˈɒs i ən /

noun Gaelic Legend.

a legendary hero and poet and son of Finn, who is supposed to have lived during the 3rd century a.d., represented in Gaelic poems and in imitations of them written by James Macpherson in the 18th century.
Also Oi·sin [uh-sheen] /ʌˈʃin/.
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a legendary Irish hero and bard of the 3rd century adSee also Macpherson
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