HyperDic: king_oedipus

English > 1 sense of the expression King Oedipus:
NOUNperson King Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus Rex(Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta
English > King Oedipus: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject / subject of the drama 'Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles.
SynonymsOedipus, Oedipus Rex
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Instance ofmythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
SpanishEdipo
CatalanÈdip

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