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  • Oread — O re*ad, n. [L. Oreas, adis, Gr. Oreia s, a dos, fr. o ros mountain: cf. F. or[ e]ade.] (Class. Myth.) One of the nymphs of mountains and grottoes. [1913 Webster] Like a wood nymph light, Oread or Dryad. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oread — (n.) 1580s, from L. Oreas (gen. Oreadis), from Gk. Oreias mountain nymph, from oros mountain, probably from PIE root *er /*or to raise (Cf. Skt. rsvah high, L. oriri to raise; see ORCHESTRA (Cf. orchestra …   Etymology dictionary

  • oread — [ō′rē ad΄] n. [< L oreas (gen. oreadis) < Gr oreias (gen. oreiados) < oros, mountain: see ORIENT] Gr. & Rom. Myth. a mountain nymph …   English World dictionary

  • Oread — For a Hilda Doolittle poem, see Oread (poem). For a lake in Greece, see Lake Orestiada. For a city in Greece, see Orestiada. Greek deities series Primordial deities Titans and Olympians …   Wikipedia

  • oread — noun Etymology: Middle English oreades, plural, from Latin oread , oreas, from Greek oreiad , oreias, from oreios of a mountain, from oros mountain more at orient Date: 14th century any of the nymphs of mountains and hills in Greek mythology …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oread — /awr ee ad , ohr /, n. Class. Myth. any of a group of nymphs who were the companions of Artemis. [ < L Oread (s. of Oreas) < Gk Oreiad (s. of Oreiás), n. use of oreiás of the mountains, equiv. to órei(os) of the mountains (deriv. of óros… …   Universalium

  • oread — [ ɔ:rɪad] noun Greek & Roman Mythology a nymph believed to inhabit mountains. Origin from L. Oreas, Oread , from Gk Oreias, from oros mountain …   English new terms dictionary

  • oread — o•re•ad [[t]ˈɔr iˌæd, ˈoʊr [/t]] n. myt (in Greek myth) any of a group of nymphs presiding over mountains and hills • Etymology: < L Orēad (s. of Orēas) < Gk Oreiad (s. of Oreiás), n. use of oreiás of the mountains =órei(os) of the… …   From formal English to slang

  • Oread Institute — Oread Castle The Oread Institute was a women s college founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1849 by Eli Thayer. Before its closing in 1934, it was one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States. According to… …   Wikipedia

  • Oread (poem) — Oread is the title of a poem by Hilda Doolittle. Doolittle published her first poems under the name H. D. Imagiste. (The e in Imagiste was meant to suggest the French poets to whom Imagism owed such a debt. Later, she dropped the artificial… …   Wikipedia

  • Oread (Dungeons & Dragons) — Oread Characteristics Alignment Chaotic Good Type Fey (earth) Image Wizards.com image Publication history First appearance Planes of Chaos (1994) …   Wikipedia

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