Oedipus


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Oed·i·pus

 (ĕd′ə-pəs, ē′də-)
n. Greek Mythology
A son of Laius and Jocasta, who was abandoned at birth and unwittingly killed his father and then married his mother.

[Latin, from Greek Oidipous : oidein, to swell + pous, foot; see octopus.]

Oedipus

(ˈiːdɪpəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the son of Laius and Jocasta, the king and queen of Thebes, who killed his father, being unaware of his identity, and unwittingly married his mother, by whom he had four children. When the truth was revealed, he put out his eyes and Jocasta killed herself

Oed•i•pus

(ˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-)

n.
a legendary king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, who fulfilled a prophecy made at his birth by unwittingly killing his father and marrying his mother.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oedipus - (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother JocastaOedipus - (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations

Oedipus

[ˈiːdɪpəs]
A. NEdipo
B. CPD Oedipus complex N (Psych) → complejo m de Edipo

Oedipus

nÖdipus m

Oedipus

[ˈiːdɪpəs] nEdipo
References in classic literature ?
Thus in the Oedipus, the messenger comes to cheer Oedipus and free him from his alarms about his mother, but by revealing who he is, he produces the opposite effect.
It would have required the penetration of Oedipus or the Sphinx to have divined the irony the count concealed beneath these words, apparently uttered with the greatest politeness.
No, madame; if you have forgotten the history of Oedipus, I, at least, remember it.
Mecisteus went once to Thebes after the fall of Oedipus, to attend his funeral, and he beat all the people of Cadmus.
I WILL now play the Oedipus to the Rattleborough enigma.
Many and many an Oedipus arrives; he has the whole mystery teeming in his brain.
Africa is, at length, about to surrender the secret of her vast solitudes; a modern OEdipus is to give us the key to that enigma which the learned men of sixty centuries have not been able to decipher.
277 E) that Sophocles followed the Epic Cycle closely in the plots of his plays, we may suppose that in outline the story corresponded closely to the history of Oedipus as it is found in the "Oedipus Tyrannus".
ANTIGONE and ISMENE - daughters of Oedipus and sisters of Polyneices and Eteocles.
Tulliver had a destiny as well as Oedipus, and in this case he might plead, like Oedipus, that his deed was inflicted on him rather than committed by him.
If one reason for writing this is to satiate the immense but miserable Islamist desire to tackle their inferiority and Oedipus complexes over Western hegemony, another is related to the forthcoming elections in Turkey.
In Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus is not a pawn of fate; he could have acted differently at four junctures or more.