Eurydice

noun
Eu·ryd·i·ce | \yu̇-ˈri-də-(ˌ)sē \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Eurydice

Statistics for Eurydice

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Eurydice

The first known use of Eurydice was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Comments on Eurydice

What made you want to look up Eurydice? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!