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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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Origin of Orphic
OTHER WORDS FROM OrphicOr·phi·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby Orphic
orphans' court, orpharion, Orphean, Orpheus, Orpheus and Eurydice, Orphic, Orphism, orphrey, orpiment, orpine, Orpington
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How to use Orphic in a sentence
It will now be profitable if we examine the story of Sanchoniathon and the statements of the Orphic Hymns.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
We may suppose that the Orphic poems were collected, edited and probably interpolated, in this dark hour of Greece.
On the whole, however, our Orphic authorities can never be quoted with much satisfaction.
The authors of the Orphic cosmogony appear to have begun with some remarks on Time ((Greek text omitted)).
And the whole account is symbolical, we think, consciously symbolical; it has an Orphic tinge, hinting of mystic rites.Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
British Dictionary definitions for Orphic
/ (ˈɔːfɪk) /
of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism
(sometimes not capital) mystical or occult
Derived forms of OrphicOrphically, adverb
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