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Orphic

[awr-fik] /ˈɔr fɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Orpheus.
2.
resembling the music attributed to Orpheus; entrancing.
3.
pertaining to a religious or philosophical school maintaining a form of the cult of Dionysus, or Bacchus, ascribed to Orpheus as founder:
Orphic mysteries.
4.
(often lowercase) mystic; oracular.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Greek Orphikós (cognate with Latin Orphicus), equivalent to Orph(eús) Orpheus + -ikos -ic
Related forms
Orphically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for Orphic

Orphic

/ˈɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism
2.
(sometimes not capital) mystical or occult
Derived Forms
Orphically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for Orphic
adj.

1670s, from Greek orphikos "pertaining to Orpheus," master musician of Thrace, son of Eagrus and Calliope, husband of Eurydice, whose name (of unknown origin) was associated with mystic doctrines. Related: Orphism.

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