One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
proper nounEgyptian Mythology
A goddess of fertility, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Her worship spread to western Asia, Greece, and Rome, where she was identified with various local goddesses.
A name for the part of the River Thames that flows through Oxford.
From Latin Tamesis, the Roman name for the Thames, of Celtic origin.
Early 21st century: acronym from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (‘Syria’ or ‘the Levant’).
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