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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ed-uh-puh s, ee-duh-]
    • /ˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-/
    • /ˈiːdɪpəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ed-uh-puh s, ee-duh-]
    • /ˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-/

Definitions of oedipus word

  • noun oedipus 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 mother and, in penance, blinded himself and went into exile. 1
  • noun oedipus the son of Laius and Jocasta, the king and queen of Thebes, who killed his father, being unaware of his identity, and unwittingly married his mother, by whom he had four children. When the truth was revealed, he put out his eyes and Jocasta killed herself 0
  • noun oedipus the son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes, who, raised by the king of Corinth, later returns to Thebes and unwittingly kills his father and marries his mother 0

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A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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