Orphic

[ awr-fik ]
/ ˈɔr fɪk /

adjective

of or relating to Orpheus.
resembling the music attributed to Orpheus; entrancing.
pertaining to a religious or philosophical school maintaining a form of the cult of Dionysus, or Bacchus, ascribed to Orpheus as founder: Orphic mysteries.
(often lowercase) mystic; oracular.

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Origin of Orphic

1670–80; < Greek Orphikós (cognate with Latin Orphicus), equivalent to Orph(eús) Orpheus + -ikos -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Orphic

Or·phi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for orphic

Orphic
/ (ˈɔːfɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism
(sometimes not capital) mystical or occult

Derived forms of Orphic

Orphically, adverb
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