Youthful Gauls who aspired to druidic knowledge went to Britain to obtain it.
It would not spoil his druidic mood if he missed Stonehenge.
Celtic enthusiasts see in this triple maxim something akin to the Welsh triads, which they claim to be druidic!
So he struck her with a rod of druidic spells, which turned her head into a pig's head.
It is claimed for St. Patrick that he caused to be destroyed 180—some say 300—volumes relating to the druidic system.
In Keltic we are not told the kind of wood from which the druidic switch was taken.
In druidic mythology, when the circle of the moon was complete, fortune then promised to be most propitious.
Some of them no longer "log" satisfactorily, and certainly none are connected with druidic or other ceremonial.
Such a custom would contravene the principles of the druidic or bardic system, which prohibited them from using arms.
Finding his old seat, the druidic stone, too hard for him, he treats himself to an easy well-gilt arm-chair.
1560s, from French druide, from Latin druidae (plural), from Gaulish Druides, from Old Celtic *derwijes, probably representing Old Celtic derwos "true" and *dru- "tree" (especially oak) + *wid- "to know" (cf. vision). Hence, literally, perhaps, "they who know the oak" (perhaps in allusion to divination from mistletoe). Anglo-Saxon, too, used identical words to mean "tree" and "truth" (treow).
The English form comes via Latin, not immediately from Celtic. The Old Irish form was drui (dative and accusative druid; plural druad); Modern Irish and Gaelic draoi, genitive druadh "magician, sorcerer." Not to be confused with United Ancient Order of Druids, secret benefit society founded in London 1781.