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

Wiktionary

  1. oread(Noun)

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

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  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.

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