Definitions for orphicˈɔr fɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Or•phicˈɔr fɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to Orphism or to the body of literature, attributed to Orpheus.

    Category: Mythology

  2. (often l.c.) mystic; oracular.

  3. (often l.c.) entrancing:

    Orphic music.

    Category: Music and Dance

Or′phi•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orphic(adj)

    ascribed to Orpheus or characteristic of ideas in works ascribed to Orpheus

  2. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic(adj)

    having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

    "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"

Wiktionary

  1. Orphic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Orphism.

  2. Orphic(Adjective)

    Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

  3. Origin: From the name 'Orpheus', a character in Greek mythology, a great musician who went to Hades to get his wife Eurydice back after she died, but he failed.

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