|n.||1.||(Myth.) The principal goddess worshiped by the Egyptians. She was regarded as the mother of Horus, and the sister and wife of Osiris. The Egyptians adored her as the goddess of fecundity, and as the great benefactress of their country, who instructed their ancestors in the art of agriculture.|
|2.||(Zool.) Any coral of the genus Isis, or family |
|3.||(Astron.) One of the asteroids.|
|Noun||1.||Isis - Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris|
|1.||ISIS - A toolkit for implementing fault-tolerant distributed systems, developed at Cornell and now available commercially|
|2.||ISIS - A dialect of JOSS.|
[Sammet 1969, p. 217].