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Eurydʹicē (4 syl.)

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Wife of Orpheus, killed by a serpent on her wedding night. Orpheus went down to the infernal regions to seek her, and was promised she should return on condition that he looked not back till she had reached the upper world. When the poet got to the confines of his journey, he turned his head to see if Eurydice were following, and she was instantly caught back again into Hadēs.

“Restore, restore Eurydicē to life;

Oh, take the husband or return the wife.”


Pope: Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Eulalie (St.)
Eulen-spiegel (Thyl)
Eumæos
Eumenides [the good-tempered goddesses]
Eumnestes [Memory]
Eunomians
Eupatridæ
Euphemisms
Eureka
Eurus
Eurydicē
Eustathians
Eutychians
Euxine Sea (The)
Evangelic Doctor (The)
Evangeline.
Evangelist
Evangelists
Evans (Sir Hugh)
Evans (William)
Evaporate

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Eurydice