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Meaning of "Orphic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORPHIC

Orphic  [ˈɔːfɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORPHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Orphic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ORPHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Orphic

Orphism (religion)

Orphism is the name given to a set of religious beliefs and practices originating in the ancient Greek and the Hellenistic world, as well as by the Thracians, associated with literature ascribed to the mythical poet Orpheus, who descended into Hades and returned. Orphics also revered Persephone and Dionysus or Bacchus. Orpheus was said to have invented the Mysteries of Dionysus. Poetry containing distinctly Orphic beliefs has been traced back to the 6th century BC or at least 5th century BC, and graffiti of the 5th century BC apparently refers to "Orphics". Classical sources, such as Plato, refer to "Orpheus-initiators", and associated rites, although how far "Orphic" literature in general related to these rites is not certain. As in the Eleusinian mysteries, initiation into Orphic mysteries promised advantages in the afterlife.

Definition of Orphic in the English dictionary

The definition of Orphic in the dictionary is of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism. Other definition of Orphic is mystical or occult.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORPHIC


anamorphic
ˌænəˈmɔːfɪk
anthropomorphic
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk
automorphic
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪk
biomorphic
ˌbaɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk
dimorphic
daɪˈmɔːfɪk
dysmorphic
dɪsˈmɔːfɪk
geomorphic
ˌdʒiːəʊˈmɔːfɪk
holomorphic
ˌhɒləˈmɔːfɪk
homeomorphic
ˌhɒmɪəˈmɔːfɪk
homomorphic
ˌhɒməˈmɔːfɪk
hypomorphic
ˌhaɪpəˈmɔːfɪk
isomorphic
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪk
meromorphic
ˌmɛrəʊˈmɔːfɪk
mesomorphic
ˌmɛsəʊˈmɔːfɪk
metamorphic
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪk
monomorphic
ˌmɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪk
pleomorphic
ˌpliːəˈmɔːfɪk
polymorphic
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪk
pseudomorphic
ˌsjuːdəʊˈmɔːfɪk
zoomorphic
ˌzəʊəʊˈmɔːfɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORPHIC

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORPHIC

ectomorphic
enantiomorphic
endomorphic
ergatomorphic
geographic
heteromorphic
homoeomorphic
hydromorphic
hystricomorphic
idiomorphic
isodimorphic
ophiomorphic
ornithomorphic
panidiomorphic
protomorphic
skeuomorphic
theriomorphic
trimorphic
xenomorphic
xeromorphic
zygomorphic

Synonyms and antonyms of Orphic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Orphic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORPHIC

Find out the translation of Orphic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Orphic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Orphic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

俄耳普斯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

órfica
570 millions of speakers

English

Orphic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गुप्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متعلق ب اورفيس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Орфический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

órfico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Orphic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

orphique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orphic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Orphic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オルペウス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오르페우스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Orphic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Orphic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆர்பிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑर्फ़िक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Orfeus´a özgü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orfica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

orphic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

орфічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

orfice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ορφικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mystisch
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Orpheiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Orphic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Orphic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPHIC»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPHIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORPHIC»

Discover the use of Orphic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Orphic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The 'Orphic' Gold Tablets and Greek Religion: Further Along ...
Examines new methodologies used in the study of these tablets. Includes an updated edition and translation of the tablet texts.
Radcliffe Guest Edmonds, 2011
2
Instructions for the Netherworld: The Orphic Gold Tablets
The work is improved with an appendix of iconographic annotations in which some plastic representations in drawings are reproduced related to the universe of tablets, selected and commented on by Ricardo Olmos.
Alberto Bernabé Pajares, Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal, 2008
3
Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and ...
This book was first published in 2004.
Radcliffe G. Edmonds, III, 2004
4
Tsvetaeva's Orphic Journeys in the Worlds of the Word
This study explores the theme of the myth of Orpheus as master narrative for poetic inspiration and creative survival in the life and work of the great Russian poet.
Olga Peters Hasty, 1996
5
The Orphic Moment: Shaman to Poet-Thinker in Plato, ...
Holds the figure of Orpheus as the bridge between the Greek tribal shaman and poet Mallarme (1842-98), the father of modernism.
Robert McGahey, 1994
6
Reading Rilke's Orphic Identity
This study of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) examines the poet's understanding of the malleable nature of identity, while addressing the question of Rilke's place in literary history.
Erika M. Nelson, 2005
7
Orphic Politics
Its incantatory insistence and its shocking imagistic leaps make the poetry a sustained act of therapy, a ritual instrument for change. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tim Lilburn, Tim Lilburn, 2009
8
Emerson and the Orphic Poet in America
It is at the center of this book because, like any other artist, Emerson entered history essentially in his work, and there he reshaped the Orphic configurations in a way that has affected American voices ever since. The difference between the ...
R. A. Yoder, 1978
9
The Orphic Voice: T.S. Eliot and the Mallarmean Quest for ...
This study situates the work of T.S. Eliot in the context of what some critics have called an "Orphic tradition" in Western Literature.
Åke Strandberg, 2002
10
The Orphic Hymns
wings” (hymn 6.2). Orphic anthropogony is alluded to in the hymn to the Titans ( hymn 37.4—6): “Erom you are descended all toiling mortals, / the brood of the sea and of the land, then the brood of the birds, / of all generations of the world born ...
‎2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORPHIC»

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Review: Rediscovering Billie Holiday's pain, genius and influence
Ben Goldberg. ORPHIC MACHINE. (BAG).. John's Playlist. Anouar Brahem, Thimar; John Martyn/Danny Thompson, Germany 1986 ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
Professor Martin West, OM
These cultural-historical and textual interests converged in The Orphic Poems in 1983. But West was never a man to go with the flow and was ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Orphic Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Acquisition of First Chronic …
Orphic Therapeutics, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company founded to advance pharmaceutical technologies that are FDA approved for the ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
4
Book: The Daemon Knows
... exploring their relationship to the “daemon” — the spark of genius or Orphic muse — in their creation and helping us understand their writing ... «Yale News, Jul 15»
5
Relive That Classic Ultima-Style Gameplay With AntharioN
Enter AntharioN, an indie CRPG from Orphic Software. Having just revealed its release date as July 15th, Orphic Software also recently opened ... «Niche Gamer, Jul 15»
6
Sunday: The Day of the Dragon
The ancient symbol of the Orphic Mysteries was the serpent-entwined egg which signified Cosmos as encircled by the fiery Creative Spirit. «OpEdNews, Jun 15»
7
Saturns Day
Saturn and Ophion are also identified with the primordial Orphic gods Phanes and Chronos usually depicted with a serpentine (Ophion) fish-tail ... «OpEdNews, Jun 15»
8
Party At The Sacred Mountain For 5 Points Gathering 2015
The Saturday future bass lineup includes Sugarpill, Goldrush, Jobot, Henry Pope, Kompozart, AfroQBen, Orphic, Lou E. Bagels, J-Mart, and ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
9
Orphic Paris, Part XIV
I love the story of Apollo, which is the story of a god born in a child's body, and of his growth and learning. In 1928, the choreographer George ... «The New Yorker, Apr 15»
10
Review: Ben Goldberg's 'Orphic Machine' Influenced by Poetry
The high degree of difficulty on “Orphic Machine,” an enveloping new album by the clarinetist Ben Goldberg, has little to do with the formal ... «New York Times, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Orphic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/orphic>. Mar 2020 ».
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