Hippolytus

noun
Hip·​pol·​y·​tus | \ hi-ˈpä-lə-təs How to pronounce Hippolytus (audio) \

Definition of Hippolytus

: a son of Theseus falsely accused of amorous advances by his stepmother and killed by his father through the agency of Poseidon

First Known Use of Hippolytus

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hippolytus

Latin, from Greek Hippolytos

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“Hippolytus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippolytus. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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