2. of, belonging or attributed to, or connected with Orpheus, the mysteries associated with his name, or the writings or doctrines subsequently attributed to him
an adherent of the Orphic philosophy
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from Latin Orphēus, (from Greek Ὀρϕεῖος, from Ὀρϕεύς Orpheus, the famous mythical musician and singer of Thrace, in later times accounted a philosopher and adept in secret knowledge, whence the Orphic mysteries and Orphic doctrines) + -an
From: The Atlantic Monthly.
A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics.
Volume III, 1859
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