oasis

oasis

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of oasis in English

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English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

oasis (plural oases or oasises)

  1. A spring of fresh water, surrounded by a fertile region of vegetation, in a desert.
  2. A quiet, peaceful place or situation separated from surrounding noise or bustle.

Synonyms

  • (quiet place or situation): island, refuge

Usage notes

The plural oasises is rare and sometimes proscribed.

Related terms

  • oasal
  • oasitic

Translations

Anagrams

  • ossia

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.a.zis/

Noun

oasis m, f (plural oasis)

  1. oasis

Further reading

  • “oasis” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • osais

Galician

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.ˈa.sis/

Noun

oasis m (plural oases)

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

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈoɑ̯siːs/

Noun

oasis

  1. locative singular of oassi

Spanish

Etymology

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

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oˈasis/

Noun

oasis m (plural oasis)

  1. oasis

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