Orpheus

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Orpheus

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

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Orpheus, from Ancient Greek.

Proper nounEdit

Orpheus

  1. (Greek mythology) (Orpheus)
  2. A male given name from Ancient Greek.

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Orpheus.


LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ὀρφεύς (Orpheús).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Orphe͡us m sg (genitive Orpheī or Orpheos); second declension

  1. Orpheus
DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Orphe͡us
Genitive Orpheī
Orpheos
Dative Orpheō
Accusative Orpheum
Orphea
Ablative Orpheō
Vocative Orphe͡u

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ὄρφειος (Órpheios).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. Orphean
DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

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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