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oedipean

Oed·i·pe·an
O o

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ed-uh-pee-uh n]
    • /ˌɛd əˈpi ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ed-uh-pee-uh n]
    • /ˌɛd əˈpi ən/

Definition of oedipean word

  • adjective oedipean of, relating to, or characteristic of Oedipus or the Oedipus complex. 1

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Origin of oedipean

First appearance:

before 1615
One of the 41% oldest English words
1615-25; Oedip(us) + -ean, variant of -ian

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Parts of speech for Oedipean

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

oedipean popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

oedipean usage trend in Literature

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