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synonyms for orphic

  • acute
  • complex
  • difficult
  • heavy
  • hidden
  • profound
  • serious
  • occult
  • secret
  • wise
  • Delphic
  • abstruse
  • arcane
  • concealed
  • discerning
  • esoteric
  • hard to understand
  • hermetic
  • incisive
  • intricate
  • learned
  • mysterious
  • obscure
  • penetrating
  • recondite
  • sagacious
  • sibylline

antonyms for orphic

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  • simple
  • stupid
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • frivolous
  • shallow
  • superficial
  • unintelligent
  • common
  • familiar
  • known
  • obvious
  • public
    • clear
    • common
    • familiar
    • known
    • near
    • nearby
    • obvious
    • public
    • exposed
    • revealed
    • apparent
    • distinguished
    • famous
    • understood
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    How to use orphic in a sentence

    It will now be profitable if we examine the story of Sanchoniathon and the statements of the Orphic Hymns.
    ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
    We may suppose that the Orphic poems were collected, edited and probably interpolated, in this dark hour of Greece.
    MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
    On the whole, however, our Orphic authorities can never be quoted with much satisfaction.
    MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
    The authors of the Orphic cosmogony appear to have begun with some remarks on Time ((Greek text omitted)).
    MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
    And the whole account is symbolical, we think, consciously symbolical; it has an Orphic tinge, hinting of mystic rites.
    HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
    It ran in the direction of Orphic and Bacchic Thrace to the north.
    OPUSCULAROBERT GORDON LATHAM
    Thus it is related of Bacchus in the Orphic hymns that he arrested the course of the sun and the moon.
    BIBLE STUDIESJOSEPH M. WHEELER
    Through his abstract Orphic dreams the words reached Paul's mind; and they were oddly familiar.
    THE ORCHARD OF TEARSSAX ROHMER
    Add to this, that Homer and Hesiod, and the authors of the Orphic poetry, knew of no such duplicates.
    A NEW SYSTEM; OR, AN ANALYSIS OF ANTIENT MYTHOLOGY. VOLUME II. (OF VI.)JACOB BRYANT
    He was represented in the Orphic Theology under the mixed symbol of a lion and serpent: and sometimes of a serpent only.
    A NEW SYSTEM; OR, AN ANALYSIS OF ANTIENT MYTHOLOGY. VOLUME II. (OF VI.)JACOB BRYANT
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    WORDS RELATED TO ORPHIC

    • Delphic
    • abstruse
    • acute
    • arcane
    • complex
    • concealed
    • difficult
    • discerning
    • esoteric
    • hard to understand
    • heavy
    • hermetic
    • hidden
    • incisive
    • intricate
    • learned
    • mysterious
    • obscure
    • occult
    • orphic
    • penetrating
    • profound
    • recondite
    • sagacious
    • secret
    • serious
    • sibylline
    • wise
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.