noun Or·pheus \ˈr-ˌfyüs, -fē-əs\

Definition of ORPHEUS

:  a poet and musician in Greek mythology who almost rescues his wife Eurydice from Hades by charming Pluto and Persephone with his lyre

Origin of ORPHEUS

Latin, from Greek
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ORPHEUS


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