American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The wife of Orpheus, whom he failed to rescue from Hades when he looked back at her and so violated the command of Pluto on their journey back to the upper world of the living.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of isopods, of the family Cymothoidæ, containing such as E. pulchra.
- n. A genus of mollusks.
- n. Greek mythology A nymph and the wife of Orpheus.
- n. Greek mythology The name of various figures in the Greek mythology.
- n. (Greek mythology) the wife of Orpheus
- From Latin Eurydice, from Ancient Greek Εὐρυδίκη. (Wiktionary)
“_Eridica_, _Eurydice_, or the lion tamed, _i. e._ the violence of the inundation overcome), and as the Greeks took all these figures in the literal, not in the emblematical sense, they made Eurydice the wife of”
“The opera of "Eurydice" is short, the printed copy containing only fifty-eight pages, and the music is almost entirely recitative.”
“Just as Orpheus’s gaze back at Eurydice is a kind of forgetting,”
“The Isis placed near this Horus, they called Eurydice, (from _eri_, a _lion_, and _daca_, _tamed_, is formed”
“Opening a new gate on a previously isolated world called Eurydice, she and her crew encounter a leftover war machine too powerful to deal with -- and suddenly her entire career spins out of control.”
“They called Eurydice and she came, like a young guest unused to the darkness of the Underworld.”
“But as the waters bore it down, the lips whose singing had charmed the world still repeated the beloved name Eurydice to the waters as they flowed.”
“The play tells the story from the perspective of the young, doomed bride Eurydice, which is rare enough.”
“By scratching the April production of "Eurydice," a twist on the Orpheus myth by playwright Sarah Ruhl, Mr. Clark estimates he'll save the company up to $50,000.”
“Among the fragments is a brilliant aria on Eurydice which is rather ridiculous, while another on Eurydice dying is charming.”
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