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Ossianic

[ os-ee-an-ik, osh-ee- ]
/ ˌɒs iˈæn ɪk, ˌɒʃ i- /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Ossian, the poetry attributed to him, or the rhythmic prose published by James Macpherson in 1762–63, purporting to be a translation from the Scottish Gaelic.
grandiloquent; bombastic.
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Origin of Ossianic

First recorded in 1800–10; Ossian + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for Ossianic

Ossianic
/ (ˌɒsɪˈænɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or reminiscent of Ossian, a legendary Irish hero and bard of the 3rd century a.d
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