(redirected from Jocaste)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Jocaste: Jocasta


n. Greek Mythology
A queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son, Oedipus.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius, who married Oedipus without either of them knowing he was her son
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(dʒoʊˈkæs tə)

a legendary queen of Thebes who was both the mother and wife of Oedipus.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jocasta - (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Earth promises her a bond, which she was unable to secure with her mother Jocaste, due to her suicide.
The expanse of the psychic foreclosure of the mother (discussed in terms of a Jocaste Complex, in Ettinger, "Antigone with(out) Jocaste," 217) and the psychic matricide offered by the cultural symbolization in patriarchal society for the subjectivization processes affect a matrixial Thanatos that turns against the self (Ettinger, 216 onward).
(8) Les interdictions totemiques quant au meurtre de l'animal totem et au mariage endogame sont une autre modalite d'expression de ces deux crimes commis par OUdipe : le meurtre de Laios et son mariage avec sa mere, Jocaste.