The religion, philosophical beliefs, and attendant ritual practices of the druids.

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  • Druidism — • Probably the best substantiated derivation of the word is from the root vid, to know , and the intensive prefix dru. According to this etymology, the druids would be the very wise and learned ones Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • druidism — druidísm s. n. (sil. dru i ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  DRUIDÍSM s.n. Religia druizilor. [pron. dru i . / < fr. druidisme]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 25.02.2005. Sursa: DN  DRUIDÍSM s. n. religia druizilor, care …   Dicționar Român

  • Druidism — Dru id*ism, n. The system of religion, philosophy, and instruction, received and taught by the Druids; the rites and ceremonies of the Druids. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • druidism — [dro͞o′idiz΄əm] n. the religious and philosophic beliefs of the druids …   English World dictionary

  • Druidism — Druid ► NOUN ▪ a priest, magician, or soothsayer in the ancient Celtic religion. DERIVATIVES Druidic adjective Druidical adjective Druidism noun. ORIGIN Gaulish (the language of the ancient Gauls); related to Irish draoidh magician, sorcerer …   English terms dictionary

  • druidism — noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1715 the system of religion, philosophy, and instruction of the druids …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • druidism — /drooh i diz euhm/, n. the religion or rites of the Druids. [1705 15; DRUID + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • druidism — n. religion of the ancient Celts before the advent of Christianity (in Britain and Ireland) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • druidism — dru·id·ism …   English syllables

  • druidism — /ˈdruədɪzəm/ (say droohuhdizuhm) noun (sometimes upper case) the religion or rites of the Druids. Also, druidry …  

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