Oedipus

noun
Oe·​di·​pus | \ ˈe-də-pəs How to pronounce Oedipus (audio) , ˈē- \

Definition of Oedipus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Oedipus

adjective

Definition of Oedipus (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of Oedipus

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Oedipus

Noun

Latin, from Greek Oidipous

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“Oedipus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oedipus. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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Oedipus

adjective

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