noun (often lowercase)
a member of a pre-Christian religious order among the ancient Celts of Gaul, Britain, and Ireland.

1555–65; < Latin druidae (plural) < Gaulish; replacing druide < French; compare Old Irish druí (nominative), druid (dative, accusative) wizard

druidic, druidical, adjective
non-Druid, noun
nondruidic, adjective
nondruidical, adjective
subdruid, noun
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druid (ˈdruːɪd)
1.  a member of an ancient order of priests in Gaul, Britain, and Ireland in the pre-Christian era
2.  a member of any of several modern movements attempting to revive druidism
[C16: from Latin druides, of Gaulish origin; compare Old Irish druid wizards]
fem n

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Word Origin & History

1509, from O.Fr. druide, from L. Druidae (pl.), from Gaulish Druides, from O.Celt. *derwijes, representing O.Celt. derwos "true" and *dru- "tree" (especially oak) + *wid- "to know" (cf. vision). Hence, lit., perhaps, "they who know the oak." O.E., too, had the same word for "tree" and "truth" (treow).
The Eng. form comes via L., not immediately from Celtic. The O.Ir. form was drui (dat. and acc. druid; pl. druad); Mod.Ir. and Gael. draoi, gen. druadh "magician, sorcerer." Not to be confused with United Ancient Order of Druids, secret benefit society founded in London 1781.
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Pagans and druids, mark your calendars and book your airplane tickets.
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