Origin of druidFrench druide ; from Classical Latin druides, plural ; from Celt, as in Old Irish dr?i ; from Indo-European an unverified form dru-wid-, literally , oak-wise (; from base an unverified form deru-, oak, tree + an unverified form wid-, know, wise)
Origin of druidFrom Latin druidēs, druids, of Celtic origin; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
- dru·id′ic , dru·id′i·cal
- Often capitalized: Druid.
From French druide, from Old French, via Latin, from Gaulish. The earliest record of the term is reported in Greek as Δρυΐδαι (druidai) (plural), cited in Diogenes Laertius in the 3rd century CE. The native Celtic word for "druid" is first attested in Latin texts as druides (plural) and other texts also employ the form druidae (akin to the Greek form). It is understood that the Latin form is a borrowing from Gaulish. The word is cognate with the later insular Celtic words, Old Irish druí (“druid, sorcerer”) and early Welsh dryw (“seer”). The proto-Celtic word may be *dru-wid-s (literally, "oak-knower"), from Proto-Indo-European *dóru (“tree”) and *weyd- (“to see”).
- Alternative form of druid.
- A follower of Druidry.
- You can find hundreds of Druids in Stonehenge.