Associations to the word «Orpheus»

Wiktionary

ORPHEUS, proper noun. (Greek mythology) A Thracian musician and poet, who failed to retrieve his wife Eurydice from Hades.
ORPHEUS, proper noun. (rare) A male given name.

Dictionary definition

ORPHEUS, noun. (Greek mythology) a great musician; when his wife Eurydice died he went to Hades to get her back but failed.

Wise words

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