oread

noun
ore·ad | \ ˈȯr-ē-ˌad , -ē-əd \

Definition of oread 

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

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Synonyms

dryad, naiad, nymph, wood nymph

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Examples of oread in a Sentence

oreads supposedly prefer to live in hills and mountains

First Known Use of oread

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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