dryad

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdraɪəd/, /ˈdraɪæd/

Etymology[edit]

From Old French driade (wood nymph), from Latin dryas, dryadis (dryad), from Ancient Greek δρυάς (druás, dryad), from δρῦς (drûs, oak), from Proto-Indo-European *derew(o)- (tree, wood); cf. Proto-Indo-European *dóru.

Noun[edit]

dryad (plural dryads)

  1. (Greek mythology) In Greek myth, a female tree spirit.

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