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Definition of "orphism" []

  • A mystery religion of ancient Greece, widespread from the 6th century bc onwards, combining pre-Hellenic beliefs, the Thracian cult of (Dionysius) Zagreus, etc (noun)

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  • "If you are looking for a different sort of book – one that you can keep on the bedside table without worrying which page you were at the night before – I recommend this excellent little book, which is full of fascinating and witty definitions of words such as euphuism and orphism."
  • "With her husband, she developed orphism, a movement that strove for the harmonious mixture of colors."