Phaedra

noun
Phae·​dra | \ ˈfē-drə How to pronounce Phaedra (audio) \

Definition of Phaedra

: a daughter of Minos who marries Theseus and falls in love with her stepson Hippolytus

First Known Use of Phaedra

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Phaedra

Latin, from Greek Phaidra

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“Phaedra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phaedra. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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