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  • adjective Druidic; pertaining to the Druids.


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From Druid +‎ -ical.


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  • However, they drank their whisky, drove on to Callernish, and here paused for a minute or two to show the stranger a series of large so-called Druidical stones which occupy a small station overlooking the loch.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873 Various

  • Near it is one of those circles of rough stones called Druidical, and farther on there is another, and then another; some of them tall pillars, others merely peeping above ground.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author John Hill Burton

  • That the Druids occupied the island seems to some people to be clear from many Celtic names and some remains, such as we are accustomed to call Druidical, and certain customs still observed.

    The Little Manx Nation - 1891 Hall Caine 1892

  • As the days glided by, and they gained confidence from their charge's dull, dreamy condition, Brettison proposed, and Stratton readily agreed, to make little excursions with him inland, or along the coast to some of the quaint villages, or antique -- so-called Druidical -- remains; and after each trip they returned to find nurse and patient just as they had left them.

    Witness to the Deed George Manville Fenn 1870

  • Thus _maen, man, _ or _men_ is the so-called Druidical name for a stony, whence _Pen-maen-mawr, _ for "the hill of the big stone,"

    Himalayan Journals — Complete 1864

  • Old distaff-whorls, armlets, etc., have, in this illogical spirit, been sometimes described as Druidical amulets and talismen; ornamented rings and bosses from the ancient rich Celtic horse-harness, discovered in sepulchral barrows, have been published as

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1 James Young Simpson 1840

  • According to some Indian observers, stone erections, like our so-called Druidical circles, cromlechs, etc., are common in the East.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1 James Young Simpson 1840

  • Cæsar, Diodorus, Mela, Strabo, Pliny, and other classic and hagiological authors, are full of the gravest archæological bearings; but no doubt also many antiquarian relics, both large and small, have been provokingly called Druidical, merely because their origin and object were unknown.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1 James Young Simpson 1840

  • Holm of Papa Westray, and in the island of Eday; sometimes on the walls of a chambered tumulus, as at Pickaquoy in Orkney; or on the interior of the lid of a kistvaen, as at Craigie Hall, near Edinburgh, and probably also at Coilsfield and Auchinlary; or on a so-called Druidical stone, as on "Long Meg" at Penrith?

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1 James Young Simpson 1840

  • Attesting the antiquity of the island, "Druidical" monuments, barrows, cairns and cists are numerous, as well as the remains of ancient chapels.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary" Various


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