Definition of Orphism

1. Proper noun. A religious movement in antiquity, supposed to have been founded by Orpheus. ¹



2. Proper noun. (arts) A minor Cubist art movement focusing on pure abstraction and bright colours. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orphism

1. a style of art [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orphism

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orphanship
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orpheline
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Literary usage of Orphism

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1. The Hellenic Origins of Christian Asceticism by Joseph Ward Swain (1916)
"These two points—the existence of unchanging ideals and the return to Orphism—might lead one to suppose that it is our intention to show that Plato wished ..."

2. The Religious Teachers of Greece: Being Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion by James Adam (1908)
"The extraordinary religious movement known as Orphism made its appearance in Greece during the sixth century BC It is due to the researches of ..."

3. The Religious Teachers of Greece: Gifford Lectures Delivered at Aberdeen by James Adam (1908)
"To this subject I will therefore invite your attention to-day. The extraordinary religious movement known as Orphism made its appearance in Greece ..."

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