[yoo-rid-uh-see, yuh-]

noun Classical Mythology.

Also called Agriope. the wife of Orpheus.
the wife of Creon of Thebes.

Also Eu·ryd·i·ke [yoo-rid-i-kee, yuh-] /yʊˈrɪd ɪˌki, yə-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Eurydice should be given back to him, but only on one condition.

  • What if there followed him not Eurydice, but a mocking shade?

  • Olympias adhered to Polysperchon, while Eurydice favored Cassander's cause.


    Jacob Abbott

  • The ‘Eurydice,’ which I saw in Portsmouth harbour, is a warning for ever.

  • Sophie burned it all in the Orpheus and Eurydice grate, and kept her own counsel.

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    Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for eurydice



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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