Jocasta

noun
Jo·​cas·​ta | \ jō-ˈka-stə How to pronounce Jocasta (audio) \

Definition of Jocasta

: a queen of Thebes who marries Oedipus not knowing that he is her son

First Known Use of Jocasta

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jocasta

Latin, from Greek Iokastē

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“Jocasta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jocasta. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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