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1Oedipus

noun Oe·di·pus \-pəs\

Definition of OEDIPUS

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

Latin, from Greek Oidipous
First Known Use: 1557

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

2Oedipus

adjective

Definition of OEDIPUS

:  oedipal

First Known Use of OEDIPUS

1910

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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