Definitions for oreadˈɔr iˌæd, ˈoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•re•adˈɔr iˌæd, ˈoʊr-(n.)

  1. (in Greek myth) any of a group of nymphs presiding over mountains and hills.

    Category: Mythology

Origin of oread:

< L Orēad- (s. of Orēas) < Gk Oreiad- (s. of Oreiás), n. use of oreiás of the mountains =órei(os) of the mountains (der. of óros mountain) +-as fem. patronymic suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oread(noun)

    (Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs


  1. oread(Noun)

    A mountain nymph. An anthropomorphic appearance of the spirit of a mountain.


  1. Oread

    In Greek mythology, an Oread or Orestiad was a type of nymph that lived in mountains, valleys, ravines. They differ from each other according to their dwelling: the Idaeae were from Mount Ida, Peliades from Mount Pelion, etc. They were associated with Artemis, since the goddess, when she went out hunting, preferred mounts and rocky precipices.

Anagrams of oread

  1. O'Dare

  2. adore

  3. oared

  4. ODare


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