Eurydice

[ yoo-rid-uh-see, yuh- ]
/ yʊˈrɪd əˌsi, yə- /
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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-/.
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Eurydice

/ (jʊˈrɪdɪsɪ) /

noun

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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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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