Origin of Orphic
Related Wordsenigmatic, secluded, cryptic, rare, irrelevant, unknown, humble, esoteric, inaccessible, distant, undisclosed, arcane, secretive, mysterious, undistinguished, odd, remote, minor, thorough, philosophical
Examples from the Web for orphic
"Starving will kill as dead as hanging," was Lieders's orphic response to this.Stories of a Western Town
And Orphic purity was mainly, though not entirely, the result of moral discipline.
We may also take it that he was familiar with all sorts of Orphic and Pythagorean sectaries.
The Orphic priests of old Greece most nearly resembled the shamans of the savages.Psychotherapy
To them any version of the Orphic myth is tinglingly credible.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
- of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism
- (sometimes not capital) mystical or occult
Word Origin and History for orphic
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.