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Oedipus

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noun Oe·di·pus \-pəs\

Definition of Oedipus

  1. :  the son of Laius and Jocasta who in fulfillment of an oracle unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother



Origin of oedipus

Latin, from Greek Oidipous


First Known Use: 1557

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Oedipus

adjective Oe·di·pus

Definition of Oedipus

  1. :  oedipal



1910

First Known Use of oedipus

1910


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