Ossianic
adjective Date: 1808 of, relating to, or resembling the legendary Irish bard Ossian, the poems ascribed to him, or the rhythmic prose style used by James Macpherson in the poems he claimed to have translated from Ossian

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  • Ossianic — Os si*an ic, prop. a. Of or pertaining to, or characteristic of, Ossian, a legendary Erse or Celtic bard. [1913 Webster] The compositions might be fairly classed as Ossianic. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ossianic — OSSIÁNIC, Ă adj. v. osianic. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • Ossianic — 1808, in reference to Oisin, name of a legendary Gaelic bard, lit. little fawn; James Macpherson claimed to have collected and translated his works (1760 1763) under the name Ossian, and the poetic prose sparked a Celtic revival and fascination… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ossianic — /os ee an ik, osh ee /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ossian, the poetry attributed to him, or the rhythmic prose published by James Macpherson in 1762 63, purporting to be a translation from the Scots Gaelic. 2. grandiloquent;… …   Universalium

  • ossianic — os·si·an·ic …   English syllables

  • Ossianic — Os•si•an•ic [[t]ˌɒs iˈæn ɪk, ˌɒʃ i [/t]] adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ossian, the poetry attributed to him, or the rhythmic prose published by James Macpherson in 1762–63, purporting to be a translation from Scottish Gaelic •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Ossianic — /ɒsiˈænɪk/ (say osee anik) adjective 1. relating to, characteristic of, or resembling the poetry or rhythmic prose published by James Macpherson in 1762–63, and falsely claimed to be a translation of Ossian. 2. grandiloquent; bombastic …   Australian English dictionary

  • ossianic — |äs(h)ē|anik adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Ossian, 3d century A.D. legendary Irish warrior and bard asserted by James Macpherson to be the author of the alleged Gaelic epic poems of which Macpherson s Fingal (1762) and Temora… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ossianic ballads — Irish Gaelic and Scottish lyric and narrative poems dealing with the legendary Finn MacCumhaill and his war band. They are named for Oisín (Ossian), the chief bard of the Fenian cycle. Part of a common Scots Irish Gaelic tradition, the ballads… …   Universalium

  • Ossianic Society — The Ossianic Society was an Irish literary society founded in Dublin on St Patrick s Day 1853, taking its name from the poetic material associated with the ancient narrator Oisín. Founding members included John O Daly, William Elliot Hudson, John …   Wikipedia

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