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See also: oásis, Oasis, OASIS, and Ὄασις

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The Huacachina Oasis in Peru

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin Oasis, from Ancient Greek Ὄασις (Óasis), from Demotic wḥj, from Egyptian wḥꜣt (oasis, cauldron),

    
 

Compare Sahidic Coptic ⲟⲩⲁϩⲉ (ouahe) and Arabic وَاحَة(wāḥa).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊˈeɪsɪs/, /əʊˈeɪsəs/
  • (US) enPR: ō-ā'sĭs, ō-ā'səs, IPA(key): /oʊˈeɪsɪs/, /oʊˈeɪsəs/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪsɪs, -eɪsəs

NounEdit

oasis (plural oases or oasises)

  1. A spring of fresh water, surrounded by a fertile region of vegetation, in a desert.
    • 1892, James Yoxall, chapter 7, in The Lonely Pyramid:
      It was the Lost Oasis, the Oasis of the vision in the sand. […] Deep-hidden in the hollow, beneath the cliffs, it lay; and round it the happy verdure spread for many a rood. […] Yes, the quest was ended, the Lost Oasis was the Found!
  2. A quiet, peaceful place or situation separated from surrounding noise or bustle.
    The park was an oasis in the middle of the busy city.

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The plural oasises is rare and sometimes proscribed.

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oasis m, f (plural oasis)

  1. oasis

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oasis m (plural oases)

  1. oasis (spring of fresh water in a desert)
  2. oasis (quiet, peaceful place)

Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈoɑ̯siːs/

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oasis

  1. locative singular of oassi

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin Oasis, from Ancient Greek Ὄασις (Óasis), from Demotic wḥj, from Egyptian wḥꜣt (oasis, cauldron),

    
 

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oasis m (plural oasis)

  1. oasis