Druid

   These were priests, teachers, diviners and magicians of ancient Celtic mythology.
   Their knowledge was passed on orally, and almost nothing is known about them. There are supposed to be three types of Druids: Ovate - Who was to serve and invent. He wore a green robe, which represented budding life; The Primitive - Who taught science and religion. He wore a white robe, representing light, purity and knowledge; Bard - Who was to supervise, regulate and lead. He wore a sky blue robe, representing justice and truth. Contrary to popular modern belief, the Druids did not build Stonehenge since they did not exist when Stonehenge was built.

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  • Druid — Dru id, n. [L. Druides; of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. draoi, druidh, magician, Druid, W. derwydd Druid.] 1. One of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the Celtic race, especially among the Gauls and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • druid — DRUÍD, druizi, s.m. Preot al vechilor celţi din Galia şi din insulele britanice. – Din fr. druide, lat. druidae. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  druíd s. m., pl. druízi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic… …   Dicționar Român

  • Druid — 1560s, from Fr. druide, from L. druidae (pl.), from Gaulish Druides, from O.Celt. *derwijes, probably representing O.Celt. derwos true and *dru tree (especially oak) + *wid to know (Cf. vision). Hence, lit., perhaps, they who know the oak… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Druid — A term used mostly in Australia for a heavy cotton duck …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • druid — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. druididzie; lm M. druididzi || owie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} kapłan lub mędrzec w celtyckiej Galii, Brytanii i Irlandii <łac. z celt.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Druid — ► NOUN ▪ a priest, magician, or soothsayer in the ancient Celtic religion. DERIVATIVES Druidic adjective Druidical adjective Druidism noun. ORIGIN Gaulish (the language of the ancient Gauls); related to Irish draoidh magician, sorcerer …   English terms dictionary

  • druid — [dro͞o′id] n. [Fr druide < L druides, pl. < Celt, as in OIr drūi < IE * dru wid , lit., oak wise (< base * deru , oak, TREE + * wid , know, WISE1)] [often D ] a member of a literate and influential class in Celtic society that… …   English World dictionary

  • Druid — For other uses, see Druid (disambiguation). Two druids , 19th century engraving based on a 1719 illustration by Bernard de Montfaucon.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Druid — druidic, druidical, adj. /drooh id/, n. (often l.c.) a member of a pre Christian religious order among the ancient Celts of Gaul, Britain, and Ireland. [1555 65; < L druidae (pl.) < Gaulish; r. druide < F; cf. OIr druí (nom.), druid (dat., acc.)… …   Universalium

  • Druid — UK [ˈdruːɪd] / US [ˈdruɪd] noun [countable] Word forms Druid : singular Druid plural Druids 1) a priest in the ancient Celtic religion 2) a member of a modern religious group with similar beliefs to the ancient Druids …   English dictionary

  • Druid — [[t]dru͟ːɪd[/t]] Druids also druid N COUNT A Druid is a priest of the Celtic religion …   English dictionary

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