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
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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.
Sophie burned it all in the Orpheus and Eurydice grate, and kept her own counsel.
And Acrisius had by Eurydice the daughter of Lacedemon, Danae; and Proetus by Stheneboea `Lysippe and Iphinoe and Iphianassa'.
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.
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice tells of a tragic love affair in which a grief-stricken Orpheus ventures into the underworld to be reunited with his late wife.
The relatively few words come from Eugenie Pastor, whose expressive, Piaf-like chanteuse, Yvette Pepin, acts as our anxious-to-please hostess and narrator, as well as performing as Eurydice and showing a fine line in jazz flute.
So persuasive was he that Hades allows Eurydice to return to the world of the living, on one condition: Orpheus must not look back while his wife is still in the dark.
Eurydice died on their wedding day and Orpheus, a famed musician, played the saddest song ever heard he was urged to go to the Underworld to try and rescue her.
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice tells the story of a love that transcended time and space.
This third and final volume in the Wesleyan Edition of Fielding's works contains the nine known plays written during these years excluding Eurydice and The Wedding Day which have already appeared.
As an adolescent, Salagnon fought with the maquis during World War II, where he met Eurydice, a nurse who arrives with North African troops during the liberation of France.
From a rueful text by Cesare Pavese, he stages a dialogue--visually and philosophically--between Orpheus and Bacca (celebrant of Bacchus), in which the former reveals that his journey to the underworld was not, he now realizes, to retrieve Eurydice but to plumb the mystery of death.