druid


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dru·id

also Dru·id  (dro͞o′ĭd)
n.
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.
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druid

(ˈdruːɪd)
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
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dru•id

(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
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Translations
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druid

[ˈdruːɪd] Ndruida m
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Druid

druid [ˈdruːɪd] ndruide mf
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druid

nDruide m
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References in classic literature ?
Some of these--guesses, let us call them--seem to show that there was some sort of structure there when the Romans came, therefore it must have been a place of importance in Druid times--if indeed that was the beginning.
Then Cathbad the Druid, who was also at the feast, became exceeding sad.
The Marchioness of Steyne was of the renowned and ancient family of the Caerlyons, Marquises of Camelot, who have preserved the old faith ever since the conversion of the venerable Druid, their first ancestor, and whose pedigree goes far beyond the date of the arrival of King Brute in these islands.
The priestcraft of the East and West, of the Magian, Brahmin, Druid, and Inca, is expounded in the individual's private life.
One day in returning from this spring by a circuitous path, I came upon a scene which reminded me of Stonehenge and the architectural labours of the Druids.
* of the Heptarchy, but as those of the Druids, and to have furnished
It was once possibly known to the Druids by another name, and certainly to the Romans by another, and to the Saxons by another, and to the Normans by another; and a name more or less in the course of many centuries can be of little moment to its dusty chronicles.
The rounded Druids of whom she had caught glimpses in her drive, the rivers hurrying down from them to England, the carelessly modelled masses of the lower hills, thrilled her with poetry.
We don't believe in Egyptian mythology, but the Egyptians did; and I suppose even the Druids believed in Druidism.
As if the Druid's Alter isn't intriguing enough to make this home standout, the actual building itself is no slouch in the historical stakes either.
The Charity Commission has accepted that druids' worship of spirits arising from the natural world could be seen as a religious activity.