Definition of Hamadryads

1. Noun. (plural of hamadryad) ¹

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Definition of Hamadryads

1. hamadryad [n] - See also: hamadryad

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hamadryads

ham actor
ham and eggs
ham e-mail
ham hock
ham it up
ham radio
ham sandwich
ham up
hamadryads (current term)
hamamelid dicot family
hamamelid dicot genus

Literary usage of Hamadryads

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1. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Dryads and hamadryads. — The spirits which were thought to inhabit trees were ... Stories which bring out the individuality of hamadryads — for example, ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"The poets frequently confound the hamadryads with the dry ads, naiads, and other rural nymphs. from which he was rescued by the reading of the Bible. ..."

3. The Mythology of All Races by Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, John Arnott MacCulloch (1916)
"The spirits which were thought to inhabit trees were known as Dryads or hamadryads, and they became classed as nymphs, as we have previously pointed out, ..."

4. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction, Classical Mediæval, Legendary: Classical by William Shepard Walsh (1915)
"Many of these presided over fountains or springs, whose waters inspired those who drank of them. 5. Dryades and hamadryads, who abode in trees and lived and ..."

5. The Classic Myths in English Literature: Based Chiefly on Bulfinch's "Age of by Charles Mills Gayley, Thomas Bulfinch (1893)
"The Dryads, or hamadryads, assumed, at times, the forms of peasant girls, shepherdesses, or followers of the hunt. But they were believed to perish with ..."

6. Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics: Embracing the Myths, Traditions by Richard Folkard (1884)
"The hamadryads were only females to the waist, their lower parts merging into the trunks and roots of trees. Their life and power terminated with the ..."

7. The Standard Dictionary of Facts: History, Language, Literature, Biography edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1909)
"The Dryads were distinguished from the hamadryads in this, that the latter were supposed to be attached to some particular tree, with which they came into ..."

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