Oedipus
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Oidipous Date: 1557 the son of Laius and Jocasta who in fulfillment of an oracle unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother II. adjective Date: 1910 oedipal

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  • Oedipus — son of Laius and Jocasta, the king and queen of Thebes, Greek, lit. swollen foot, from oidan to swell (from PIE *oid ; see EDEMA (Cf. edema)) + pous (gen. podos) foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)). Oedipus complex (1910) coined by Freud. In Latin,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Oedipus — adj OEDIPAL Oedipus n OEDIPUS COMPLEX …   Medical dictionary

  • OEDIPUS — Laii Thebanorum Regis et Iocastae filius ἀπὸ οἰ δήματος τῶ ποδῶν, hoc est, ô tumore pedum, ut Euripidi placet, Seneca Tragoedus, in Oedipo, Actu 4. v. 812. Forata ferrô gesseras vestigia Tumore nactus nomen, ac vitiô pedum. Hunc pater, cum ex… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Oedipus — Oedipus, in der griech. Sage König von Theben. des Laios Sohn, ward ohne sein Wissen durch die Fügung des Schicksals Mörder seines Vaters u. Gemahl seiner Mutter Jokaste, wie das Orakel geweissagt hatte; darum ward er nämlich als Säugling… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Oedipus —   [ øː ], griechischer Mythos: Ödipus …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Oedipus — [ed′i pəs, ē′dipəs] n. [L < Gr Oidipous (< oidein, to swell + pous, FOOT: lit., swollen foot)] Gr. Myth. the son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes, who, raised by the king of Corinth, later returns to Thebes and unwittingly… …   English World dictionary

  • Oedipus — For other uses, see Oedipus (disambiguation). Oedipus explains the riddle of the Sphinx, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, c. 1805 Topics in Greek mythology …   Wikipedia

  • Oedipus — /ed euh peuhs, ee deuh /, n. Gk. Legend. a king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, and the father by Jocasta of Eteocles, Polynices, Antigone, and Ismeme: as was prophesied at his birth, he unwittingly killed his father and married his… …   Universalium

  • Oedipus — Dieser Artikel beschäftigt sich mit einer Figur der griechischen Mythologie. Zum psychologischen Komplex siehe Ödipuskomplex. Ödipus (altgriechisch Οἰδίπους, Oidípous, heute Οιδίποδας, Idípodas) ist eine Gestalt der griechischen Mythologie. Er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oedipus — Oe|di|pus in ancient Greek stories, the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of ↑Thebes. When he was a baby Oedipus was left to die on a mountain by his father, but he was found and taken to live with the King of Corinth, so he did not know who… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Oedipus — noun (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 • Syn: ↑King Oedipus, ↑Oedipus Rex • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Instance… …   Useful english dictionary

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