(comparative more Orphean, superlative most Orphean)
- Of or pertaining to Orpheus, the mythical poet and musician.
Orpheus + -an
Variant of Orpheus
Gr. Myth. a poet-musician with magic musical powers who descends to the underworld and tries to lead his wife, Eurydice, back from the dead but fails because he breaks the injunction not to look back at her until they reach the upper world
Origin of OrpheusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek