Orpheus

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noun Or·pheus \ˈȯr-ˌfyüs, -fē-əs\

Definition of Orpheus

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

Origin and Etymology of orpheus

Latin, from Greek


First Known Use: 14th century


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