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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