What is another word for dryad?

Pronunciation: [dɹˈa͡ɪad] (IPA)

A dryad is a mythological creature from Greek mythology. The concept of a dryad evolved over time, but they are generally seen as tree spirits or nymphs. Some synonyms for dryad include hamadryad, which are dryads who are specifically connected to oak trees, and oread which is a mountain nymph. Another synonym is nyad, which is a water nymph, and there is also the naiad, which is a nymph that can be found in rivers, streams, and lakes. While there is some variation in terms of the appearance and abilities of these creatures, they are all connected to nature in some way.

What are the hypernyms for Dryad?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for dryad (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Dryad?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for dryad (as nouns)

Usage examples for Dryad

The woods are quiet and the oak-tree soon The ruffled dryad in her trunk receives.
Edward Shanks
Of pretty Higuamota, who once lived like a dryad among the groves of Espanola and has been dead now for so long, we know nothing except that she was beautiful, which, although she doubtless did not think so while she lived, turns out to have been the most important thing about her.
"Christopher Columbus, Volume 6 And The New World Of His Discovery, A Narrative"
Filson Young
"An ideal head, I presume," he went on; "a fanciful representation of one of the pagan goddesses-a Diana, a Flora, a naiad or dryad?
"Roderick Hudson"
Henry James

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