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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.]
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(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
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Oed•i•pus(ˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||Oedipus - (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
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