Oedipus

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noun

Oe·​di·​pus ˈe-də-pəs How to pronounce Oedipus (audio)
ˈē-
: the son of Laius and Jocasta who in fulfillment of an oracle unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother

Oedipus

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adjective

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Latin, from Greek Oidipous

First Known Use

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oedipus was in the 15th century

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“Oedipus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oedipus. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

Oedipus

1 of 2 adjective

Oedipus

2 of 2 noun

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