Orpheus

noun
Or·​pheus | \ ˈȯr-ˌfyüs How to pronounce Orpheus (audio) , -fē-əs How to pronounce Orpheus (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Orpheus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Orpheus

Latin, borrowed from Greek Orpheús

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Orphean

orphéon

orpheonist

Orpheus

orphic

Orphicism

Orphism

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