Orpheus

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Etymology[edit]

Greek Ὀρφεύς, built from an uncertain root with the -εύς suffix. Perhaps root-cognate to ὀρφανός "orphan".

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Orpheus

  1. (Greek mythology) A Thracian musician and poet, who failed to retrieve his wife Eurydice from Hades.
  2. (rare) A male given name.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ὀρφεύς (Orpheús).

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Proper noun[edit]

Orphe͡us m (genitive Orpheī or Orpheos); second declension

  1. Orpheus
Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Orphe͡us
genitive Orpheī
Orpheos
dative Orpheō
accusative Orpheum
Orphea
ablative Orpheō
vocative Orphe͡u

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ὄρφειος (Órpheios).

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Adjective[edit]

Orphēus (feminine Orphēa, neuter Orphēum); first/second declension

  1. Orphean
Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative Orphēus Orphēa Orphēum Orphēī Orphēae Orphēa
genitive Orphēī Orphēae Orphēī Orphēōrum Orphēārum Orphēōrum
dative Orphēō Orphēō Orphēīs
accusative Orphēum Orphēam Orphēum Orphēōs Orphēās Orphēa
ablative Orphēō Orphēā Orphēō Orphēīs
vocative Orphēe Orphēa Orphēum Orphēī Orphēae Orphēa

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