Polynices
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Polyneikēs Date: 15th century a son of Oedipus for whom the Seven against Thebes mount their expedition

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  • Polyníces — POLYNÍCES, æ, od. is, Gr. Πολυνέικης, ου, (⇒ Tab. XXII.) des Oedipus und der Jokasta Sohn, und ein Zwillingsbruder des Eteokles. Apollod. l. III. c. 5. §. 6. Er sollte mit demselben die Herrschaft zu Theben ein Jahr um das andere haben: allein,… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • POLYNICES — fil. Oedipi, Thebanorum Regis, ex nefando Iocastae matris concubitu, frater Eteoclis, quibus pater, sponte in exilium proficiscens, regnum eâ lege reliquerat, ut alternis annis regnarent. Verum cum Eteocles, cui utpote natu maiori Polynices… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Polynices — Polynices, s. Polyneikes …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Polynices — Polynīces, s. Polyneikes …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Polynices — [päl΄i nī′sēz΄] n. [Gr Polyneikēs, lit., great wrangler < polys, much (see POLY ) + neikos, quarrel, akin to Nikē: see NIKE] Gr. Legend a son of Oedipus and Jocasta: see SEVEN AGAINST THEBES …   English World dictionary

  • Polynices — In Greek mythology, Polynices or Polyneices (Greek: Πολυνείκης, transl. Polyneíkes , manifold strife ) was the son of Oedipus and Jocasta. His wife was Argea. When his father, Oedipus, was discovered to have killed his father and married his… …   Wikipedia

  • Polynices — /pol euh nuy seez/, n. Class. Myth. a son of Oedipus and Jocasta and brother of Eteocles and Antigone on whose behalf the Seven against Thebes were organized. * * * …   Universalium

  • Polynices — Pol•y•ni•ces [[t]ˌpɒl əˈnaɪ siz[/t]] n. myt a son of Oedipus and Jocasta, on whose behalf the Seven against Thebes were organized …   From formal English to slang

  • Polynices — /pɒləˈnaɪsiz/ (say poluh nuyseez) noun Greek Legend a son of Oedipus. The expedition of the Seven against Thebes was organised to restore him to the throne of Thebes …   Australian English dictionary

  • Polynices — /pol euh nuy seez/, n. Class. Myth. a son of Oedipus and Jocasta and brother of Eteocles and Antigone on whose behalf the Seven against Thebes were organized …   Useful english dictionary

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