[yoo-rid-uh-see, yuh-] /yʊˈrɪd əˌsi, yə-/

noun, Classical Mythology.
Also called Agriope. the wife of Orpheus.
the wife of Creon of Thebes.
(Greek myth) a dryad married to Orpheus, who sought her in Hades after she died. She could have left Hades with him had he not broken his pact and looked back at her

wife of Orpheus in Greek mythology, from Latin, from Greek Eurydike, literally “wide justice,” from eurys “wide” (see aneurysm) + dike “right, custom, usage, law; justice” (cognate with Latin dicere “to show, tell;” see diction).


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