hamadryad

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hæməˈdɹaɪæd/

Noun[edit]

hamadryad ‎(plural hamadryads or hamadryades)

  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.

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]