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Eurydice

[yoo-rid-uh-see, yuh-] /yʊˈrɪd əˌsi, yə-/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
Also called Agriope. the wife of Orpheus.
2.
the wife of Creon of Thebes.
Also, Eurydike
[yoo-rid-i-kee, yuh-] /yʊˈrɪd ɪˌki, yə-/ (Show IPA)
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Eurydice

/jʊˈrɪdɪsɪ/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a dryad married to Orpheus, who sought her in Hades after she died. She could have left Hades with him had he not broken his pact and looked back at her
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Word Origin and History for Eurydice

wife of Orpheus in Greek mythology, from Latin, from Greek Eurydike, literally "wide justice," from eurys "wide" (see aneurysm) + dike "right, custom, usage, law; justice" (cognate with Latin dicere "to show, tell;" see diction).

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