Oedipus Definition

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.
Webster's New World
  • Oedipus Rex
  • King Oedipus

Origin of Oedipus

  • Latin from Greek Oidipous oidein to swell pous foot octopus

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

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