Polynices

noun
Poly·​ni·​ces | \ ˌpä-lə-ˈnī-sēz How to pronounce Polynices (audio) \

Definition of Polynices

: a son of Oedipus for whom the Seven against Thebes mount their expedition

First Known Use of Polynices

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Polynices

Latin, from Greek Polyneikēs

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“Polynices.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polynices. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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