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Meaning of ORPHEUS

Pronunciation:  'orfeeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Greek mythology) a great musician; when his wife Eurydice died he went to Hades to get her back but failed
 

ORPHEUS is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: mythical being

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Or"phe*us\, n. [L. Orpheus, Gr. ?.] (Gr. Myth.)
The famous mythic Thracian poet, son of the Muse Calliope,
and husband of Eurydice. He is reputed to have had power to
entrance beasts and inanimate objects by the music of his
lyre.

 

 

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