Phaedra

noun

Phae·​dra ˈfē-drə How to pronounce Phaedra (audio)
: a daughter of Minos who marries Theseus and falls in love with her stepson Hippolytus

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Phaidra

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Phaedra was in the 14th century

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“Phaedra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phaedra. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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