Etymology
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oread (n.)

a mountain nymph," "1580s, from Latin Oreas (genitive Oreadis), from Greek Oreias "mountain nymph," from oros "mountain, height," also (in Egypt) "desert," in contrast to the cultivated plain, probably from PIE *heros- "elevation." Also see -ad. Attested in English from late 14c. in Latin plural form Oreades. An Old English word for a similar thing was dunælfa ("mountain elf").

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Definitions of oread

Oread (n.)
(Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs;
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