dryade

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dryade (plural dryades)

  1. Obsolete form of dryad.

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

dryade f (plural dryaden or dryades)

  1. dryad

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dryade f (plural dryades)

  1. (Greek mythology) dryad
  2. (ecology) forest tree, sciaphilous in young state.

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