hamadryad

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Etymology[edit]

Latin Hamadryas, from Ancient Greek Ἁμαδρυάς (Hamadruás), from ἅμα (háma, together) + δρῦς (drûs, tree).

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  • IPA(key): /hæməˈdɹaɪæd/

Noun[edit]

hamadryad (plural hamadryads)

  1. (Greek mythology) A wood-nymph who was physically a part of her tree; she would die if her tree were felled.
  2. The king cobra.
  3. A kind of baboon, Papio hamadryas, venerated by the ancient Egyptians.

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