oread

noun ore·ad \ ˈȯr-ē-ˌad , -ē-əd \

Definition of oread

: any of the nymphs of mountains and hills in Greek mythology

Examples of oread in a Sentence

  1. oreads supposedly prefer to live in hills and mountains

Origin and Etymology of oread

Middle English oreades, plural, from Latin oread-, oreas, from Greek oreiad-, oreias, from oreios of a mountain, from oros mountain — more at orient

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