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Oedipus

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin Oedipus, from the Ancient Greek Οἰδίπους (Oidípous) ("swollen foot").

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Oedipus

  1. (Greek mythology) A son of Laius and Jocasta, who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother.

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Οἰδίπους (Oidípous), apparently from οἰδάω (oidáō, to swell) + πούς (poús, foot).

Proper nounEdit

Oedipus m (genitive Oedipodis); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) King of Thebes, son of Laius and Jocasta.

InflectionEdit

Number Singular
nominative Oedipus
genitive Oedipodis1
dative Oedipō
accusative Oedipum2
ablative Oedipode
vocative Oedipus

1 also Oedipī (non-classical).
2 also Oedipodem or Oedipoda (non-classical).