Definition of Druid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdruːɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdruːɪd//
Religious people
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a priest of an ancient Celtic religion See related entries: Religious people Word Originfrom Latin druidae, druides (plural), from Gaulish; related to Irish draoidh ‘magician, sorcerer’. Culture The Druid religion was destroyed by the Romans in France and Britain but continued in Scotland and Ireland until Christianity replaced it. Today some people who want to bring this ancient religion back to life call themselves Druids. They sometimes try to hold ceremonies at Stonehenge.
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