From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orpheus \Or"phe*us\, prop. n. [L. Orpheus, Gr. ?.] (Gr. Myth.)
   The famous mythic Thracian poet, son of the Muse Calliope,
   and husband of Eurydice. He is reputed to have had power to
   entrance beasts and inanimate objects by the music of his
   [1913 Webster]
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