Oedipus meaning

ĕdə-pəs, ēdə-
The son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes, who, raised by the king of Corinth, later returns to Thebes and unwittingly kills his father and marries his mother.
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Oedipus is defined as a man having the tendency to stay very close to his mother.

An example of the Oedipus behavior is a forty year old man who's never moved away from his mother and doesn't leave home without her.

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The definition of Oedipus is son in Greek mythology who was too attached and too attracted to his mother.

An example of Oedipus was the son of the king and queen of Thebes who ended up killing his father and marrying his mother.

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A son of Laius and Jocasta, who was abandoned at birth and unwittingly killed his father and then married his mother.
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Origin of oedipus

  • Latin from Greek Oidipous oidein to swell pous foot octopus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition