any of the minor gods or spirits of traditional Yoruba religion and its S American and Caribbean offshoots such as Santeria and Candomblé
[aw-ris-kuh-nee, oh-ris-] /ɔˈrɪs kə ni, oʊˈrɪs-/ noun 1. a village in central New York, near Utica: battle 1777.
[awr-iz-mol-uh-jee, or-] /ˌɔr ɪzˈmɒl ə dʒi, ˌɒr-/ noun 1. the science of defining the technical or special terms of a particular subject or field of study.
[awr-uh-zuh n, or-] /ˈɔr ə zən, ˈɒr-/ noun 1. a prayer. /ˈɒrɪzən/ noun 1. (literary) another word for prayer1 n. late 12c., from Anglo-French oreison, Old French oreisun (12c., Modern French oraison) “oration,” from Latin orationem (nominative oratio) “speech, oration,” in Church Latin “prayer, appeal to God,” noun of action from orare (see orator). Etymologically, […]
[aw-ris-uh, oh-ris-uh] /ɔˈrɪs ə, oʊˈrɪs ə/ noun 1. a state in E India. 60,136 sq. mi. (155,752 sq. km). Capital: Bhubaneswar. /ɒˈrɪsə/ noun 1. the former name (until 2011) of Odisha