Orphism meaning

ôr'fĭz'əm
An ancient Greek mystery religion arising in the sixth century bc from a synthesis of pre-Hellenic beliefs with the Thracian cult of Zagreus and soon becoming mingled with the Eleusinian mysteries and the doctrines of Pythagoras.
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A short-lived movement in early 20th-century painting, derived from cubism but marked by a lyrical style and the use of bold color.
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The rites and religion ascribed to Orpheus as founder.
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Origin of orphism

  • French orphisme from Orphée Orpheus from Greek Orpheus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition