Oreades

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Oreades (Zoöl) A group of butterflies which includes the satyrs. See Satyr, 2.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Here, if anywhere, you shall find Dryads, and Naiads, and Oreads.
"Fisherman's Luck" by Henry van Dyke
I heard soft, mumuring sounds, like the cooing of doves; and I saw the immortal Oreades and the Naiades pouring water from golden urns.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
OREADES in the Greek mythology nymphs of the mountains, with special names appropriate to the district they severally inhabit.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
He paused to survey the oread vision of Lady Kitty.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
She might have been an Oread or a Dryad wandering alone through the great forest.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
The young man, having received an excellent education, thought of Dryads and Oreads.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
In the river source he has seen the breasted nymph; he has seen the Oreads stream over the bare hillside.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
My chum knew one of the Oreads, a girl from his own village; with this key we carried the citadel.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
The OREADES, or mountain nymphs, who are the principal and constant companions of Artemis, are tall, graceful maidens, attired as huntresses.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
It is the Oread Arethusa flying from the river-god Alpheus.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
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In poetry:

No more Apollo reins the sun
Or Neptune rides the sea,
The race of Oread is run,
And Pan has ceased to be:
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
The cloud wraith of your loveliness
Floated in every breeze.
Sprung on the hills an Oread;
A Dryad peered through trees.
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Buried, drenched in dewy foliage,
Thus she glimmers from the dawn,
Watched by every forest creature,
Fleet-foot Oread, frolic Faun.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
The Autumn comes, and chilly frost of morn,
Has, with his crystal mantle, all things spread,
And tinged with iris hues the leaves that on
The moss-terraced mountain heights the oreads tread.
"Autumn" by George Hannibal Temple
When Narcissus died the pool of his pleasure changed from a cup of
sweet waters into a cup of salt tears, and the Oreads came weeping
through the woodland that they might sing to the pool and give it
comfort.
"The Disciple" by Oscar Wilde
'Who should know that better than you?' answered the Oreads. 'Us
did he ever pass by, but you he sought for, and would lie on your
banks and look down at you, and in the mirror of your waters he
would mirror his own beauty.'
"The Disciple" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

Local preservationists concerned about Oread development.
A proposed plan to shore up the ever-changing Oread neighborhood is set to enter a new phase at Lawrence City Hall.
L Dr Brent Wood, Oread Orthodontics .
Since the beginning of the year, the city's planning staff has been working with an outside consultant to develop a draft set of guidelines for how specific areas of the Oread neighborhood should develop.
But in the meantime, if you're an alumna/alumnus of the Mount Oread Scholars and would like to share your thoughts, I'd love to hear from you.
Mount Oread Scholars program to end after 16 years.
KU's Mount Oread Scholars, a program that aims to advise and develop high-ability freshmen, is ending after this academic year, the Daily Kansan reports today.
In this scene from "Té Buffet of Life," KU freshmen in a Mount Oread Scholars "living learning community" program portray high school students.
Writer Timothy Leary attends a book signing at the Oread Book Shop, now Jayhawk Ink, on the Kansas University Campus during River City Reunion week in 1987.
I have noticed the new lighted sidewalk that runs between South Park and the Kansas University campus through the Oread neighborhood.
Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self and KU football coach Charlie Weis get together for a radio talk show Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Oread Hotel.
Visit website 1421 Oread West Suite A, Lawrence, KS 66049.
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