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Meaning of "Ossian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OSSIAN

Ossian  [ˈɒsɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSSIAN

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determiner
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Ossian 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 OSSIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ossian

Ossian

Ossian is the narrator and purported author of a cycle of epic poems published by the Scottish poet James Macpherson from 1760. Macpherson claimed to have collected word-of-mouth material in Scots Gaelic, said to be from ancient sources, and that the work was his translation of that material. Ossian is based on Oisín, son of Finn or Fionn mac Cumhaill, anglicised to Finn McCool, a legendary bard who is a character in Irish mythology. Contemporary critics were divided in their view of the work's authenticity, but the consensus since is that Macpherson framed the poems himself, based on old folk tales he had collected, and that "Ossian" is, in the words of Thomas Curley, "the most successful literary falsehood in modern history." The work was internationally popular, translated into all the literary languages of Europe and was influential both in the development of the Romantic movement and the Gaelic revival. "The contest over the authenticity of Macpherson's pseudo-Gaelic productions," Curley asserts, "became a seismograph of the fragile unity within restive diversity of imperial Great Britain in the age of Johnson.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSSIAN


Albigensian
ˌælbɪˈdʒɛnsɪən
Cappadocian
ˌkæpəˈdəʊsɪən
ceratopsian
ˌsɛrəˈtɒpsɪən
Circassian
sɜːˈkæsɪən
enzian
ˈɛntsɪən
Gaussian
ˈɡaʊsɪən
halcyon
ˈhælsɪən
Hertzian
ˈhɜːtsɪən
hessian
ˈhɛsɪən
Joycean
ˈdʒɔɪsɪən
laodicean
ˌleɪəʊdɪˈsɪən
Lucian
ˈluːsɪən
Lycian
ˈlɪsɪən
Marxian
ˈmɑːksɪən
Molossian
məˈlɒsɪən
Panglossian
pænˈɡlɒsɪən
Piscean
ˈpaɪsɪən
Premonstratensian
ˌpriːˌmɒnstrəˈtɛnsɪən
Procyon
ˈprəʊsɪən
Waldensian
wɒlˈdensɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSSIAN

Osset
osseter
Ossetia
Ossetian
Ossetic
Ossi
ossia
Ossianic
ossicle
ossicular
Ossie
Ossietzky

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSSIAN

Asian
Belarussian
Belorussian
Byelorussian
Caucasian
Colossian
East Prussian
Great Russian
Halicarnassian
Indonesian
Little Russian
Malaysian
Old Prussian
Parnassian
Persian
Prussian
Russian
Senussian
thalassian
White Russian

Synonyms and antonyms of Ossian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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奥西恩
1,325 millions of speakers

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Ossian
570 millions of speakers

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Ossian
510 millions of speakers

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Ossian
380 millions of speakers
ar

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أوسيان
280 millions of speakers

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Оссиан
278 millions of speakers

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Ossian
270 millions of speakers

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Ossian
260 millions of speakers

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Ossian
220 millions of speakers

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Ossian
190 millions of speakers

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Ossian
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オシアン
130 millions of speakers

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Ossian
85 millions of speakers

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Ossian
85 millions of speakers
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Ossian
80 millions of speakers

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Ossian
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओसियन
75 millions of speakers

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Ossian
70 millions of speakers

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Ossian
65 millions of speakers

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Ossian
50 millions of speakers

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Оссиан
40 millions of speakers

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Ossian
30 millions of speakers
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Ossian
15 millions of speakers
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Ossian
14 millions of speakers
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Ossian
10 millions of speakers
no

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Ossian
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OSSIAN»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OSSIAN» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSSIAN»

Discover the use of Ossian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Ossian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Haunted Air
These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, other. Torn from album pages, sold piecemeal for pennies and scattered, abandoned to melancholy chance, and the hands of strangers.
Ossian Brown, David Lynch, Geoff Cox, 2010
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The Reception of Ossian in Europe
The essays brought together here consider the reception of Ossian in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, as well as in a wide range of European countries.
Howard Gaskill, 2004
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The Poems of Ossian in the Original Gaelic
JL he Abbe' Cesarotti, author of the Historical and Critical Dissertation, relative to the controversy on the authenticity of Ossian's poems, is well known in the republic of letters; not only for his elegant translation into Italian of the poems of ...
James MacPherson, 2010
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson
Did not Ossian hear a voice ? or is it the found of days that are no more ? Ofteu does the memory of former times come, like the evening fun, on my foul. The noise of the chase is renewed. In thought} I lift the spear. But Ossian did hear a voice !
Ossian, 1796
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The poems of Ossian and related works
This annotated edition is based on the 1765 text of the Works of Ossian, republished here for the first time in its entirety; major variants from other editions are included, together with a comprehensive descriptive register of Ossianic ...
James Macpherson, Howard Gaskill, 1996
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Enlightenment and Romance in James Macpherson's The Poems of ...
This study examines the relationship between Enlightenment and romance through the work of James Macpherson and in particular his The Poems of Ossian.
Dafydd Moore, 2003
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Ossian in Germany: Bibliography, General Survey, Ossian's ...
(Herrig's) Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen. Vol. 22. Braunschweig. pp. 45–80, 296–402: Ueber Ossian. Von Dr. Oswald. I. Begriffe von Gott und göttlichen Dingen. II. Kriegführung. III. Gastfreundschaft. IV. Die Jagd.
Rudolf Tombo, 1966
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. To which are ...
POEMS. OF. OSSIAN. THE history of those nations which originally possessed the north of Europe, is little known. Destitute of the use of letters, they themselves had not the means of transmitting theii great actions to remote posterity. Foreign ...
Ossian, 1805
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The Poems of Ossian: To which are Prefixed a Preliminary ...
To which are Prefixed a Preliminary Discourse and Dissertation on the Æra and Poems of Ossian. " Son of the feeble hand," said Lathmon, " shall my host descend ? They are but two, son of Dutha ! shall a thousand lift the steel ? Nuath would ...
‎1854
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Ossian's Fingal, 1792
Blair encouraged Macpherson, and as professor of Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres at Edinburgh University put his weight behind the work's authenticity.
James MacPherson, Ossian, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSSIAN»

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Council rings
Lowell Park, Howell Park, and Page Park all bear the mark of famous landscape designer Ossian Cole Simonds with his introduction of stone ... «SaukValley.com, Jul 15»
2
Death Notices for Friday, July 24, 2015
CALMAR -- David Hosper, 85, of Calmar, died Wednesday, July 22, at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian; Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, ... «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Jul 15»
3
James Edward Leibold
15, 1944, in Ossian to Leo and Charlotte Leibold. He obtained his education at St. Francis DeSales School in Ossian and graduated in 1962. «Fayette County Newspapers, Jul 15»
4
Dennis Heying
... (Dick) Trewin of Waucoma, Dr. Robert (Tina) Heying of Napa Valley, CA, Sue Heying of Calmar, and sister-in-law Pat Heying of Ossian, Iowa. «Fayette County Newspapers, Jul 15»
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Donna Bodensteiner
... Kevin (Brenda) Bodensteiner of Fairbank, Michele (Scott) Weinandt of West Bend, WI, and Kristin (Joe) Kriener of Ossian; eight grandchildren ... «Fayette County Newspapers, Jul 15»
6
China gives Ai Weiwei his passport back after 4 years
“Ai Weiwei and his many supporters around the world are thrilled at the news that his passport has been returned after 600 days”, Ossian Ward ... «Dispatch Times, Jul 15»
7
Ealing swimmers divide and conquer to magic up medal haul
The boys, Pietro Lombardo, Luke Burton, Ossian O'Sullivan and Mahmutogli won a medal in the same colour. ESC double: Joe Kelly and Reef ... «getwestlondon, Jul 15»
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FIFA tries again to clean itself up, critics unimpressed
As I have said various times in the recent past, we need to reform FIFA and we need to do it now." (Editing by Ossian Shine and Pritha Sarkar) ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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HIGGS: Falls mayors come and go, as do do city managers
His salary as city manager was the same as that of Ossian Carr when he left: $5,000. A highlight of his career and certainly a highlight of his ... «Niagara Gazette, Jul 15»
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Why Frank Murphy was one of Detroit's best mayors ever
He presided over the famous Ossian Sweet trial; Sweet was an African-American homeowner tried for murder for shooting at a mob of white ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ossian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ossian>. Jul 2020 ».
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