Eurydice


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Eu·ryd·i·ce

 (yo͝o-rĭd′ĭ-sē)
n. Greek Mythology
The wife of Orpheus, whom he failed to rescue from the underworld when he looked back at her on their journey back to the upper world of the living and so violated the command of Hades.

Eurydice

(jʊˈrɪdɪsɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a dryad married to Orpheus, who sought her in Hades after she died. She could have left Hades with him had he not broken his pact and looked back at her

Eu•ryd•i•ce

(yʊˈrɪd əˌsi, yə-)

n.
(in Greek myth) the wife of Orpheus.
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Translations

Eurydice

[jʊˈrɪdɪsiː] NEurídice

Eurydice

[jʊˈrɪdɪsɪ] nEuridice f
References in classic literature ?
Thus our heroe and the redeemed lady walked in the same manner as Orpheus and Eurydice marched heretofore; but though I cannot believe that Jones was designedly tempted by his fair one to look behind him, yet as she frequently wanted his assistance to help her over stiles, and had besides many trips and other accidents, he was often obliged to turn about.
When they had done praying and sprinkling the barley meal {32} Thrasymedes dealt his blow, and brought the heifer down with a stroke that cut through the tendons at the base of her neck, whereon the daughters and daughters in law of Nestor, and his venerable wife Eurydice (she was eldest daughter to Clymenus) screamed with delight.
And Acrisius had by Eurydice the daughter of Lacedemon, Danae; and Proetus by Stheneboea `Lysippe and Iphinoe and Iphianassa'.
Sophie burned it all in the Orpheus and Eurydice grate, and kept her own counsel.
The dark suits were neutral and unremarkable enough but the frumpy pleated skirt and matronly blouse and wig that Canadian soprano Helene Guilmette was obliged to wear made her look more like the wonderful white-haired Judi Dench than the young bride, Eurydice. This might seem like a detail, but she is a protagonist and what she is wearing should evoke her character.
Eurydice Games decided to take their game to Kickstarter due to the high cost involved in creating the individual pieces.
Diaz doesn't see just a Eurydice that needs saving from the underworld.
The story of Aristaeus is basically a Virgilian creation, a composite of stories pieced together from the Iliad and the Odyssey, as is the story of Aristaeus who loses his bees because he causes Eurydice's death.
I believe this was Gluck's intention when he composed Orphee et Eurydice.