Eurydice

noun
Eu·​ryd·​i·​ce | \ yu̇-ˈri-də-(ˌ)sē How to pronounce Eurydice (audio) \

Definition of Eurydice

: the wife of Orpheus whom he attempts to bring back from Hades

First Known Use of Eurydice

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Eurydice

Latin, from Greek Eurydikē

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“Eurydice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eurydice. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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