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also Dru·id  (dro͞o′ĭd)
A member of an order of priests in ancient Gaul and Britain who appear in Welsh and Irish legend as prophets and sorcerers.

[From Latin druidēs, druids, of Celtic origin; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

dru·id′ic (dro͞o-ĭd′ĭk), dru·id′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
dru·id′i·cal·ly adv.
dru′id·ism n.


n (sometimes capital)
1. (Historical Terms) a member of an ancient order of priests in Gaul, Britain, and Ireland in the pre-Christian era
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a member of any of several modern movements attempting to revive druidism
[C16: from Latin druides, of Gaulish origin; compare Old Irish druid wizards]
druidess fem n
druˈidic, druˈidical adj
ˈdruidry n


(ˈdru ɪd)

n. (often cap.)
a member of a pre-Christian religious order among the ancient Celts of Gaul, Britain, and Ireland.
[1555–65; < Latin druidae (pl.) < Gaulish; compare Old Irish druí (nominative), druid (dat., acc.) wizard]
dru•id′ic, dru•id′i•cal, adj.
dru′id•ism, n.
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Noun1.druid - a pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and IrelandDruid - a pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland
non-Christian priest, priest - a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion


[ˈdruːɪd] Ndruida m


druid [ˈdruːɪd] ndruide mf


nDruide m
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He works in a mortuary on the mainland, but is also head of the Anglesey Druid Order and has ambitions to rekindle the island's status as an ancient seat of learning.
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In case you thought that today - the first day of spring - was all about throwing off woolly jumpers, tending to your bulbs and thinking about Easter eggs, the Druid Order has a message for you.
The British Druid Order was founded in 1979 and is headed by priests Emma Restall Orr and Philip Shallcrass.
Kristoffer Hughes, the head of the Druid order, said the day was "wonderful", adding: "We see it as rebirth of the sun, the battle has been won against the darkness and now the nights will get light again.
A series of events are planned this weekend to mark the Summer Solstice, including a dawn celebration at Bryn Celli Ddu, hosted by the Anglesey Druid Order.
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