from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A son of Laius and Jocasta, who was abandoned at birth and unwittingly killed his father and then married his mother.
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- proper n. A son of Laius and Jocasta, who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother.
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- n. (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
Latin, from Greek Oidipous : oidein, to swell + pous, foot; see octopus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)