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Orpheus

Or·phe·us

Orpheus

 
pronunciation:
or fi s
part of speech: noun
definition: in Greek mythology, a poet and musician whose music moved even lifeless things and who almost brought his wife, Eurydice, back from the dead, but failed because he turned and looked at her before they reached the upper world.
derivation: Orphean (adj.)