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Meaning of "Orpheus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORPHEUS

Orpheus  [ˈɔːfɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORPHEUS

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Orpheus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORPHEUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Orpheus

Orpheus

Orpheus was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music. As an archetype of the inspired singer, Orpheus is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture, portrayed or alluded to in countless forms of art and popular culture including poetry, opera, and painting. For the Greeks, Orpheus was a founder and prophet of the so-called "Orphic" mysteries. He was credited with the composition of the Orphic Hymns, a collection of which survives. Shrines containing purported relics of Orpheus were regarded as oracles. Some ancient Greek sources note Orpheus' Thracian origins.

Definition of Orpheus in the English dictionary

The definition of Orpheus in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORPHEUS


alias
ˈeɪlɪəs
Aquarius
əˈkwɛərɪəs
bias
ˈbaɪəs
curious
ˈkjʊərɪəs
effierce
ɪˈfɪəs
Elias
ɪˈlaɪəs
enfierce
ɪnˈfɪəs
fierce
fɪəs
genius
ˈdʒiːnɪəs
hilarious
hɪˈlɛərɪəs
luxurious
lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs
miscellaneous
ˌmɪsəˈleɪnɪəs
Morpheus
ˈmɔːfɪəs
obvious
ˈɒbvɪəs
pierce
pɪəs
previous
ˈpriːvɪəs
radius
ˈreɪdɪəs
serious
ˈsɪərɪəs
various
ˈvɛərɪəs
ziffius
ˈzɪfɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORPHEUS

Orozco
orphan
orphanage
orphanhood
orphanism
orpharion
Orphean
orpheoreon
Orpheus in the Underworld
Orphic
orphically
Orphism
Orphistic
orphrey
orphreyed
orpiment
orpin
orpine
Orpington
Orr

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORPHEUS

Alpheus
archeus
aureus
Cepheus
Deus
Erechtheus
Eurystheus
in the arms of Morpheus
Linnaeus
nucleus
Odysseus
Peneus
Pentheus
Perseus
Piraeus
Prometheus
Proteus
Reus
Thaddeus
Zeus

Synonyms and antonyms of Orpheus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Orpheus» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

奥菲斯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Orfeo
570 millions of speakers

English

Orpheus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Orpheus
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أورفيوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Орфей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Orfeu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অরফিয়াস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Orphée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orpheus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Orpheus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オルフェウス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오르페우스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Orpheus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Orpheus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆர்ஃபியஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑर्पीयस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Orfeus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Orfeo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Orfeusz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Орфей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Orfeu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ορφέας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Orpheus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Orpheus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Orpheus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Orpheus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPHEUS»

The term «Orpheus» is very widely used and occupies the 19.797 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPHEUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Orpheus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORPHEUS»

Discover the use of Orpheus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Orpheus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Orpheus: A Poetic Drama
Barfield had written the verse drama Orpheus in the 1930s, partly at the suggestion of C.S. Lewis.
Owen Barfield, John C. Ulreich, 1983
2
Orpheus
A retelling of the tragic myth of Orpheus and his eternal love for the doomed Eurydice.
‎1992
3
Orpheus
Eray also comments on modernity, as the city of Ankara emerges as a character in the novel's fantasy. Set in junta-ruled Turkey of the 1980s, the novel takes its place as a crucial slice of Turkish literary history.
Nazli Eray, 2006
4
Orpheus in the Middle Ages
John B. Friedman takes the reader through the journey of a myth -- where Orpheus becomes an Orpheus-Christus, a courtly knight and the writer of love lyrics.
John Block Friedman, 2000
5
The Dismemberment of Orpheus: Toward a Postmodern Literature
In this book, the first edition of which was published in 1971 by Oxford University Press, Ihab Hassan takes Orphic dismemberment and regeneration as his metaphor for a radical crisis in art and language, culture and consciousness, which ...
Ihab Habib Hassan, 1982
6
Orpheus and Eurydice
When the oak nymph Eurydice suddenly and tragically dies, Orpheus proves his undying love by following her to the underworld, determined to bring her back from the clutches of Hades.
Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt, 2001
7
Orpheus: The Song of Life
people here — the man with a hoe on horseback, tickling his steed with a leafing branch, the girl in glasses driving a dirtspattered cow, the old woman in a sunhat, pausing on a forest road with her arms full of roses * these are 'Orpheus's ...
Ann Wroe, 2011
8
Handel as Orpheus: Voice and Desire in the Chamber Cantatas
In this period he lived as a guest in aristocratic homes, and composed these chamber works for his patrons and hosts, primarily for private entertainments.
Ellen T. Harris, 2004
9
Under the Spell of Orpheus: The Persistence of a Myth in ...
The three parts of the book explore the ways in which artists have identified with different aspects of the often paradoxical Orpheus myth. The first deals with artists such as Paul Klee, Carl Milles, and Barbara Hepworth.
Judith E. Bernstock, 1991
10
Orpheus: A History of Religions
This book summarizes the history, background, and development of each of the world's great religions.
Salomon Reinach, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORPHEUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Orpheus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir's annual concert entertains the …
CHURCHGOERS in Brixham enjoyed the sound of the Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir as their annual concert raised nearly £700 towards ... «Torquay Herald Express, Jul 15»
2
Beer with a Painter, LA Edition: Ed Moses
EM: In Jean Cocteau's film Orpheus (1950), a man walks into a room, puts on a pair of rubber gloves and walks through a mirror into the other ... «Hyperallergic, Jul 15»
3
Wellington celebrates 150th birthday in capital fashion
Dave Dobbyn performed with the Orpheus Choir at last night's Capital 150 concert. Photo / Mark Coote. Wellington celebrated its 150th birthday ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
4
Windsor Festival celebrates 45 years of entertainment
Orpheus Sinfonia will take place on the festival stage on Friday, October 2 at 7.30pm. Ji Yoon Lee will perform on Thursday, September 24 at ... «getreading, Jul 15»
5
AROUND TOWN: Remembering Heritage Days
... has children who have graduated from college, remembers back to her own college days when her favorite band Orpheus came to Scituate. «Wicked Local Scituate, Jul 15»
6
The Excellence in Global Cinema Film Festival to present 'Black …
JERSEY CITY – The 5th installment of the festival presents “Black Orpheus,” a Brazilian classic film that is a retelling of the Orpheus and ... «Hudson Reporter, Jul 15»
7
How the new Beer Jobs Bill is impacting local breweries
“The craft beer scene is growing immensely in Atlanta and we've already made connections with Eventide, Orpheus, Wild Heaven and maybe ... «Atlanta Magazine, Jul 15»
8
Bell, King's Singers back for 2016 Beethoven fest
Old friends Joshua Bell, the Minnesota Orchestra, the King's Singers and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be featured in the 2016 ... «Post-Bulletin, Jul 15»
9
Review: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Gets Personal in Central Park
The trees started rustling ominously, and the sky darkened as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performed the first movement Presto of Haydn's ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
10
Behold the Newly Discovered Painting in Rome's Catacomb of St …
The painting depicts the mythological figure Orpheus with a lyre, surrounded by birds, sea monsters and flowers, representing the whole of ... «National Catholic Register, Jul 15»

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