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n. Greek Mythology
A Thracian poet and musician whose music had the power to move even inanimate objects and who almost succeeded in rescuing his wife Eurydice from Hades.
Or·phe′an (ôr-fē′ən, ôr′fē-ən) adj.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a poet and lyre-player credited with the authorship of the poems forming the basis of Orphism. He married Eurydice and sought her in Hades after her death. He failed to win her back and was killed by a band of bacchantes
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Or•phe•us(ˈɔr fi əs, -fyus)
a poet and lyre-player of Greek legend who tried to free his dead wife Eurydice from the underworld by charming the god Hades with his music.
Or•phe•an (ɔrˈfi ən, ˈɔr fi ən) adj.
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Orpheus[ˈɔːfɪuːs] N → Orfeo
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n (Myth) → Orpheus m
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Orpheus[ˈɔːfɪəs] n → Orfeo
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