Laius

noun
La·​ius | \ ˈlā-əs How to pronounce Laius (audio) , ˈlī-əs How to pronounce Laius (audio) \

Definition of Laius

: a king of Thebes slain by his son Oedipus in fulfillment of an oracle

First Known Use of Laius

1573, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Laius

Latin, from Greek Laïos

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“Laius.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laius. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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