Orpheus

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, borrowed from Greek Orpheús

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Orpheus was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near Orpheus

Cite this Entry

“Orpheus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orpheus. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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