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  1. Ossan is a fictional character from the 1971 film Doubutsu Takarajima.
  2. Ossan is a fictional character from the 1980 film Crazy Thunder Road.


Ossan are one of the Muslim communities of Yemeni origin found scattered and isolated in the state of Kerala, India. They migrated to Kerala during the 17th century along with Thangals who migrated from Yemen for expansion of business. They became traditional Muslim barbers of the Malabar Coast. The pure form of the word 'Ossaan' is Otthaan, derived from the Arabic word Khatthaan meaning an expert practitioner of circumcision. Their ladies were experts in pre- and post-delivery care of pregnant women.

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Google previewRock Licks Encyclopedia (2001)

by Tomas Cataldo

・ fCar 1 osSan 乞 ana .

Google previewThe Classical Gazetteer: a Dictionary of Ancient Geography, Sacred and Profane (1851)

by William Hazlitt

Vallée d'Ossan. II. surnamed Montani, a tribe of the same people, in Aquitania, contiguous to the Elusates. OsRHoENE (Orrhoene), a district of Mesopotamia, about Epessa. Named from Osroes, who established it as a principality 120 B.C. OssA m., a ridge of mountains in Thessaly, the s. continuation of Olympus (from which they are said to have been severed by the earthquake which gave a mouth to Peneus fl.), forming, with Pelion m., the w. boundary of Magnesia. The chief abode of ...

Google previewA Dictionary English and Marathi, Compiled for the Government of Bombay. Planned and Commenced by ---, Continued and Completed by T(homas) Candy (1847)

by James-T ..... Molesworth

sIFTIf–ossan.-S. c. qIzzī-Troi, Kossaïrm.- Torn-ossai. HÚn. —&c. §of g. of s.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

Thor, hora, Saxon; hosan, Welsh : ossan, Erse, ossanen, plur. chausse, Fr. Dr. Johnson — From hulen, to cover. Wachter. The old Fr. heuse, or house, should take the place of chausse. Serenius notices the ancient Su.

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