Phaedra


Phae·dra

noun \ˈfē-drə\

Definition of PHAEDRA

:  a daughter of Minos who marries Theseus and falls in love with her stepson Hippolytus

Origin of PHAEDRA

Latin, from Greek Phaidra
First Known Use: 14th century

Phaedra

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Greek legend, the daughter of King Minos. She became the second wife of Theseus after he abandoned her sister Ariadne. She later fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus; rejected, she accused him of rape. He was killed, and she hanged herself.

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