• WordNet 3.6
    • n Isis Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Isis (Zoöl) Any coral of the genus Isis, or family Isidæ, composed of joints of white, stony coral, alternating with flexible, horny joints. See Gorgoniacea.
    • Isis (Astron) One of the asteroids.
    • Isis (Myth) The principal goddess worshiped by the Egyptians. She was regarded as the mother of Horus, and the sister and wife of Osiris. The Egyptians adored her as the goddess of fecundity, and as the great benefactress of their country, who instructed their ancestors in the art of agriculture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Isis In Egypt. myth., the chief female deity; the sister, wife, and counterpart or female form of Osiris, and the mother of Horus. She is distinguished by the solar disk and cows' horns on her head, often surmounted by a diminutive throne, and bears the lotus scepter. By the Greeks she was identified with Io. Her worship in a modified form, as a nature-goddess, was introduced subsequently to the Alexandrine epoch into Greece, and was very popular at Rome from the end of the republic. The Greek and Roman priests and priestesses of Isis wore a special costume, and had as an attribute a peculiar metallic rattle, the sistrum.
    • n Isis The typical genus of the family Isidæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Isis ī′sis an Egyptian goddess, wife and sister of Osiris
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., the goddess Isis, fr. Gr.


In literature:

Antony posed at festive tables in the character of the god Osiris, while Cleopatra played the role of Isis.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
This episode slightly resembles the story of Isis and Osiris.
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
There was a city of Lower Egypt, called Bubastis, in which Isis was greatly venerated.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
He is constantly obsessed by the mysteries of love and death, the veils of Isis, the secrets of Moses.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
Isis regina AEgyptiarum litterarum inventrix.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
They are representations of Isis and Osiris, in various attitudes.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Isis, Arkwright 253. Letters and Printing 265.
"The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society" by Erasmus Darwin
O Isis, remember the cruel blow that did befall me!
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Isis, 49, 109, 118, 136, 199.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
How many a time have I thought of raising the veil of Isis, at the risk of falling blasted at the feet of the goddess.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier

In poetry:

"Soft Isis heard his artless tale,
Ah, stream for ever dear!
Whose waters, as they pass'd the vale,
Receiv'd a lover's tear.
"An American Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
No constraint of hands hath bound her,
Not a chain hath e'er been round her;
Silver star hath sealed her brow,
Holy as an Isis cow.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Marriott, thy harp, on Isis strung,
To many a Border theme has rung;
Then list to me, and thou shalt know
Of this mysterious man of woe.
"Marmion: Introduction to Canto II." by Sir Walter Scott
Ah then, what wonder, passing show,
The Isis-veil behind it brings—
Like that self-coffined creatures know,
Remembering legs, foreseeing wings!
"The Pinafore" by George MacDonald
Where beauteous Isis and her husband Thame
With mingled waves for ever flow the same,
In times of yore an ancient baron lived,
Great gifts bestowed, and great respect received.
"Henry And Emma. A Poem." by Matthew Prior
And sketch with care the Muse's bower,
Where Isis rolls her silver tide
Nor yet omit one reed or flower
That shines on Cherwell's verdant side;
If so thou mayst those hours prolong,
When polish'd Lycon join'd my song.
"Ode to Memory" by William Shenstone

In news:

INTERVIEWS The Sword Breed a Powerful She- Devil in 'Veil of Isis' Video.
Register to win Diamond Studs from Isy's FIne Jewelry.
Isis goes live in Austin, Salt Lake City.
As expected, the Isis Mobile Wallet app hit the Google Play store today, but only in select markets.
T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T customers in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah, can now pick up a free Isis NFC (near field communications) SIM card, download the Isis Mobile Wallet app, and start spending.
Isis Mobile-Payment Service Begins Following Delays.
Isis mobile payment service gets off ground.
The Isis mobile wallet will let users store payment cards, discount programs and merchant offers.
Isis , a mobile commerce network founded by three of the nation's biggest wireless carriers.
Isis Set for October 22 Launch.
Mobile wallet service Isis will conduct its first trials at several retail stores in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City on Oct 22.
FDA Panel Supports Genzyme, Isis Drug Mipomersen on 9-6 Vote.
FDA panel recommends Sanofi, Isis drug Kynamro for rare disorder.
Mobile payments platform Isis will make it's long-awaited launch on Oct 22, according to published reports.
Order of Isis gallery (11 photos).

In science:

ISIS performs image subtraction utilizing a spatially variable kernel, allowing for accurate differential photometry even in crowded fields.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
This is usually done with ISIS, but ACS data is especially difficult as it has large numbers of resolved sources.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
ISIS was originally developed for microlensing and assumes that all sources are point sources.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Instead we used Sexterp (Siverd 2011, in preparation)4 , a hybrid code which utilizes the interpolation method of ISIS with source identification and centroiding done by Sextractor (Bertin & Arnouts 1996).
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
We used ISIS to create a reference image for each band in each field.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations