Definitions for oreadˈɔr iˌæd, ˈoʊr-
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o•re•adˈɔr iˌæd, ˈoʊr-(n.)
(in Greek myth) any of a group of nymphs presiding over mountains and hills.
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
(Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
A mountain nymph. An anthropomorphic appearance of the spirit of a mountain.
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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