Orphic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ôr'fik), [key]
— adj.
  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 l.c.) mystic; oracular.
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