Dryas

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Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Dryas f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Rosaceae – many Alpine plants.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Nymphalidae – certain butterflies.

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Noun[edit]

Dryas (uncountable)

  1. (geology) Either of two climatic stages of the late glacial period in Northern Europe in which plants of the genus Dryas were abundant

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek Δρῠᾰ́ς(Druás)

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Noun[edit]

Dryas f (genitive Dryadis); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) a woodnymph, a dryad (a nymph whose life is bound up with that of her tree)
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Propertius to this entry?)
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Martial to this entry?)
  2. a druidess
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Aelius Lampridius to this entry?)
Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Dryas Dryadēs
genitive Dryadis Dryadum
dative Dryadī Dryadibus
accusative Dryadem Dryadēs
ablative Dryade Dryadibus
vocative Dryas Dryadēs

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek Δρύας(Drúas)

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Proper noun[edit]

Dryās m (genitive Dryantis); third declension

(mythology)
  1. the father of Lycurgus and king of Thrace
  2. one of the Lapithae
  3. a companion of Meleager in the Calydonian Hunt, son of Ares and brother of Tereus
Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative Dryās
genitive Dryantis
dative Dryantī
accusative Dryantem
ablative Dryante
vocative Dryās
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