oread

[ awr-ee-ad, ohr‐ ]
/ ˈɔr iˌæd, ˈoʊr‐ /

noun

Classical Mythology. any of a group of nymphs who were the companions of Artemis.

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Origin of oread

< Latin Orēad- (stem of Orēas) < Greek Oreiad- (stem of Oreiás), noun use of oreiás of the mountains, equivalent to órei(os) of the mountains (derivative of óros mountain) + -as feminine patronymic suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for oread

oread
/ (ˈɔːrɪˌæd) /

noun

Greek myth a mountain nymph

Word Origin for oread

C16: via Latin from Greek Oreias, from oros mountain
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