Or·phe·us (ôrfē-əs, -fys′)
A Thracian poet and musician whose music had the power to move even inanimate objects and who almost succeeded in rescuing his wife Eurydice from Hades.
[Latin Orpheus, from Greek; see orbh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Or·phean (ôr-fēən, ôrfē-ən) adj.
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