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Meaning of "Oshun" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OSHUN

Oshun  [əʊˈʃʌn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSHUN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oshun is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OSHUN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oshun

Oshun

Oshun, or Ochun in the Yoruba religion, is an Orisha who reigns over love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy. She is worshiped also in Brazilian Candomblé Ketu, with the name spelled Oxum. She should not be confused, however, with a different Orisha of a similar name spelled "Osun," who is the protector of the Ori, or our heads and inner souls. Ochun relates mostly to woman but also man. Ọṣhun is beneficent, generous and very kind. She does, however, have a horrific temper, one which she seldom ever loses. When she does, it causes untold destruction. Oshun is said to have gone to a drum festival one day and to have fallen in love with the king-dancer Shango, god of lightning & thunder. Since that day, Shango has been married to Oba, Oya, and Oshun, though Oshun is said to be considered his principal wife.

Definition of Oshun in the English dictionary

The definition of Oshun in the dictionary is a state of SW Nigeria. Capital: Oshogbo. Pop: 3 423 535. Area: 9251 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSHUN


Fushun
ˈfuːˈʃʌn
shun
ʃʌn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSHUN

OSD
osetra
OSF
OSHA
oshac
Oshawa
Oshogbo
OSI
osier
osiered
osiery
Osijek
Osirian
Osiris
Osler
Oslo
Oslo Fjord
Oslofjord
Osman I
Osmanli

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSHUN

Braun
bun
Changchun
fun
Grishun
gun
handgun
Hun
in the long run
in the short run
Jun
Kim Jong-un
Kun
nun
pun
run
sun
Thun
tuchun
tun

Synonyms and antonyms of Oshun in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Oshun» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSHUN

Find out the translation of Oshun to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Oshun from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Oshun» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Oshun
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Oshun
570 millions of speakers

English

Oshun
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Oshun
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

Oshun
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Oshun
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Oxum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Oshun
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Oshun
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oshun
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oshun
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Oshun
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Oshun
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oshun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Oshun
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓஷன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओशुन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Oshun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Oshun
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Oshun
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Oshun
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Oshun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Oshun
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oshun
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Oshun
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Oshun
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Oshun

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OSHUN»

The term «Oshun» is regularly used and occupies the 66.295 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OSHUN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Oshun

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSHUN»

Discover the use of Oshun in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Oshun and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Oshun's Gold
Simone Brightstein. "Come on," Angel said to the other two, "I'll show you to your rooms." "Drinks at seven," Alix called after them. She stood for a moment, still looking up the stairs, then turned briskly and went down the hall to the left of the ...
Simone Brightstein, 2008
2
Oshun's Daughters: The Search for Womanhood in the Americas
The elekes of which she makes mention are the “beaded color-coded necklaces of five principal deities—Eleguá, Obatalá, Changó, Oshún, and Yemayá . . . with these necklaces the initiate obtains the spiritual force of the orishas and their ...
Vanessa K. Valdés, 2014
3
Oh How My Soul Cries
He used witchcraft to control and dominate his godchildren. I am sure that there are others out there who do this as well. This should not be occurring! The Imposter It was now time to focus on completing the Oshun or was it an evil spirit?
Lorna Ann-Marie Bettis, 2003
4
Symbolizing the Past: Reading Sankofa, Daughters of the ...
According to ese Ifa, seventeen Odu (one woman-Oshun-and sixteen men) came from heaven to earth. The men would not do anything for Oshun, although they did many things for each other including preparing a grove and making a home.
Sandra M. Grayson, 2000
5
The Diloggún: The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices, and ...
From Oche was born Oshun: The youngest odu created the youngest orisha. All the Irunmole in heaven smiled at their radiance and delicacy. None knew, however, that behind their elegance lay the most powerful energies in the world.
Ócha'ni Lele, 2003
6
Oshun: Santeria and the Orisha of Love, Rivers and Sensuality
Oshun is the deity of river waters and is also seen as the embodiment of love and sexuality. She represents the joy of life and is, in many ways, what makes life worth living. Oshun is the patron of gold and all wealth is hers to give.
Baba Raul Canizares, 2001
7
Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations
the powers of Yemaya and Oshun. Images of these Goddesses appear in some Catholic churches such as in the Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco in Salvador . Makeshift altars in their honor can be found on many streets. Just as devotees ...
Karen Tate, 2006
8
Brazilian Mythology: Amazon Mythology, Eshu, Yemaja, Ogoun, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books Llc, Source: Wikipedia, 2010
9
Deliverance
I choose to write about Oshun because I use this deity in all my archetypal twin- flame ceremonies. She has never failed me or any of the lovers who have come to me for help in finding their beloved. Oshun is the Yoruba Orisha of fresh waters  ...
Shaneetha Akinlana, 2009
10
Women's Spirituality: Power and Grace
“From the minute the priest announced that I was the daughter of Oshun,” Teish remembers, “I began to think of myself in a different, more positive way. Oshun is the goddess of love, art, and sensuality. She is a temperamental coquette with ...
Mary Faulkner, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSHUN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Oshun is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Dangote fights Union Bank over unpaid debt
... a company incorporated in Nigeria and having its registered office at 1,Dansa Drive off Badagry Expressway,Abule Oshun Lagos as a charge ... «The News, Jul 15»
2
Beyond the Beyond: Pagan Festival Season 2015
I also got the opportunity to begin an Oshun garden on the property there at Brushwood. I hope it will survive the test of time, and the upstate ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
3
Destiny Is the Empowering Disco Queen We Need
Afropunk is an excellent example, bands like Oshun, Lion Babe, Wynter Gordon, and even Kendrick Lamar's " King Kunta" on the radio are ... «VICE, Jul 15»
4
Pitt County Grand Jury
Oshun Lamar Harris, 26, 1705 Brown Place Drive, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, sell marijuana, deliver marijuana for ... «Greenville Daily Reflector, Jul 15»
5
Niagara Distilling Company is One Week Away From Opening
Courtyard underway… located next door to The Washington Market, near Oshun, Toutant, Seabar, etc. Niagara-Distilling-Buffalo-NY-1. Niagara ... «Buffalo Rising, Jul 15»
6
New & Next: Meet Neo-Soul/Hip-Hop Duo OSHUN
ESSENCE.com's "New and Next" column spotlights the brightest new talents we think you should know. This week we meet neo-soul/hip-hop ... «Essence.com, Jul 15»
7
Brook-Lens: A Farewell Celebration in Bed-Stuy for Danny Simmons
“Rush staff Charlotte Mouquin Voznesenskaya and Oshun Layne were the evening's grand hostesses, and Oshun's mother fed 500 people. «Brooklyn Reader, Jul 15»
8
Buhari's pace not worrisome, say Lagos lawmakers
In his view, Moshood Oshun, (APC-Lagos Mainland 2), said Buhari would soon end insurgency and fulfil his electoral promises, stressing that ... «Premium Times, Jul 15»
9
New food, beverages on tap at Taste of Buffalo
New restaurants participating this year include 716 Food & Sport, Bar Louie, Oshun, Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Savor Restaurant at the ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
10
How to curb insurgency in Nigeria – Oshun
Oshun, who spoke in an interview at the House, opined that eternal vigilance should be the doctrine of Nigerians in the relation to insecurity ... «P.M. News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oshun [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oshun>. Jul 2022 ».
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