Origin of Orphic
Examples from the Web for orphic
The Orphic, chiefly deserving mention as the probable foundation of the Eleusinian.Mysticism and its Results|John Delafield
Strabo's—or rather Artemidorus'—parallel is the same as that of the Orphic poem, and, probably, is referrible to the same source.The Ethnology of the British Islands|Robert Gordon Latham
The former, which is St. Jude's word, almost invariably means "rocks," but in an Orphic poem of the fourth century means "spots."The Expositor's Bible:|Alfred Plummer
The Orphic Sect believed that "release" from the wheel of life was to be obtained by religious ceremonial and ritual.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
These are the oracles and orphic words that get lodged in the mind and bend a man's most stubborn will.Emerson and Other Essays|John Jay Chapman
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.