noun La·ius \ˈlā-əs, ˈlī-əs\

Definition of LAIUS

:  a king of Thebes slain by his son Oedipus in fulfillment of an oracle

Origin of LAIUS

Latin, from Greek Laïos
First Known Use: 1573

Rhymes with LAIUS


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