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I remember the first time I read Freud, I was 25 or 30, and I was expecting it to be about the Oedipus complex. But what I actually discovered confirmed my own common experience, that you also had little boys who loved their fathers and little girls who loved their mothers.
Arnaud Desplechin

Meaning of "Oedipus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OEDIPUS

Oedipus  [ˈiːdɪpəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OEDIPUS

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adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oedipus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OEDIPUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oedipus

Oedipus

Oedipus was a mythical Greek king of Thebes. A tragic hero in Greek mythology, Oedipus fulfilled a prophecy that said he would kill his father, and thereby bring disaster on his city and family. The story of Oedipus is the subject of Sophocles's tragedy Oedipus the King, which was followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Together, these plays make up Sophocles's three Theban plays. Oedipus represents two enduring themes of Greek myth and drama: the flawed nature of humanity and an individual's role in the course of destiny in a harsh universe. Oedipus was born to King Laius and Queen Jocasta. In the most well-known version of the myth, Laius wished to thwart a prophecy, which said that his child would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. Thus, he fastened the infant's feet together with a large pin and left him to die on a mountainside. The baby was found on Kithairon by shepherds and raised by King Polybus and Queen Merope in the city of Corinth. Oedipus learned from the oracle at Delphi of the prophecy, but believing he was fated to murder Polybus and marry Merope, he left Corinth.

Definition of Oedipus in the English dictionary

The definition of Oedipus in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OEDIPUS


adipous
ˈædɪpəs
Apus
ˈeɪpəs
Aristippus
ˌærɪˈstɪpəs
cippus
ˈsɪpəs
eohippus
ˌiːəʊˈhɪpəs
euripus
jʊˈraɪpəs
hippus
ˈhɪpəs
Leucippus
luːˈsɪpəs
Lysippus
laɪˈsɪpəs
Peipus
ˈpaɪpəs
platypus
ˈplætɪpəs
polypous
ˈpɒlɪpəs
polypus
ˈpɒlɪpəs
Priapus
praɪˈeɪpəs
scapus
ˈskeɪpəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OEDIPUS

Oedipus complex
oedometer
OEEC
OEIC
oeil-de-boeuf
oeillade
oeils-de-boeuf
OEM
oenanthic
oenological
oenologist
oenology
oenomancy
oenomania
oenomel
oenometer
Oenone

WORDS THAT END LIKE OEDIPUS

artocarpus
Canopus
carpus
corpus
habeas corpus
hippocampus
intercampus
Lepus
lupus
magnum opus
octopus
off-campus
Olympus
on-campus
opus
pus
rhizopus
rumpus
Scopus
xenopus

Synonyms and antonyms of Oedipus in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Oedipus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OEDIPUS

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Translator English - Chinese

俄狄浦斯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Edipo
570 millions of speakers

English

Oedipus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ईडिपस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أوديب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Эдип
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Édipo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অডিপাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Œdipe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oedipus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ödipus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オイディプス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오이디푸스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oedipus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Oedipus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓடிபஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओडेपस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Odip
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Edipo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Edyp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Едіп
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Oedip
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Οιδίπους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oedipus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Oidipus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Oedipus
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Oedipus

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QUOTES WITH «OEDIPUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Oedipus.
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Arnaud Desplechin
I remember the first time I read Freud, I was 25 or 30, and I was expecting it to be about the Oedipus complex. But what I actually discovered confirmed my own common experience, that you also had little boys who loved their fathers and little girls who loved their mothers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OEDIPUS»

Discover the use of Oedipus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Oedipus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oedipus
An indispensable guide to the myth of Oedipus this book is the first to analyze its entire history from ancient times to the modern day and presented with an authoritative survey that considers Oedipus in art and music as well as in ...
Lowell Edmunds, 2006
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Sophocles: Oedipus Rex
Revised edition of the bestselling commentary on this most important of ancient plays.
Sophocles, R. D. Dawe, 2006
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Oedipus Unbound: Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire
These hard-to-find writings afford an inside look at the emergence of Girard's scapegoat theory from his pioneering analysis of rivalry and desire.
René Girard, Mark Rogin Anspach, 2004
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Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, "Who am I?" The play, a story of a king who?acting entirely in ignorance?kills his father and marries his ...
Sophocles, 2005
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Oedipus the King
Available for the first time as an independent work, David Grene’s legendary translation of Oedipus the King renders Sophocles’ Greek into cogent, vivid, and poetic English for a new generation to savor.
Sophocles, 2012
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Oedipus in the Trobriands
His other works include Gender and Culture, Oedipus in the Trobriands, and Culture and Human Nature.
‎1993
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Oedipus the King
Stephen Berg--a distinguished poet--and Diskin Clay--an eminent classicist--combine their talents to offer a dazzling and original version of Sophocles' timeless work.
Sophocles, 1988
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Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King)
The commentary deals authoritatively with problems of language and expression. This is an edition for classical scholars, undergraduates, and students in the upper forms of schools.
Sophocles, 2004
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Anti-Oedipus
Let's not say that it is merely a question of a careless use of Oedipus: what other use could be made of Oedipus? Nor is it a case of an ambiguous dimension of " applied psychoanalysis"; for all OedipusOedipus in and of itself — is already ...
Gilles Deleuze, FeÌl?ix Guattari, 2004
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Oedipus Ubiquitous: The Family Complex in World Folk Literature
Includes bibliographical references and index. "This work is one of two books that won the 1997 Boyer Prize in psychoanalytic anthropology.
Allen W. Johnson, Douglass Richard Price-Williams, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OEDIPUS»

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Stratford's Oedipus Rex wrings the full emotional power from this …
Taken on the micro or macro level, Oedipus Rex is a play that can shake an audience to the core – unsettling in its demonstration of just how ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
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WEEKEND CALENDAR
'Oedipus Rex' by Genesius Guild 8 p.m. today-Sunday, Lincoln Park Classic Theatre, Rock Island. Flea Market 8 a.m. Sunday, Rock Island ... «Quad City Times, Jul 15»
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Genesius' 'Oedipus' a unique experience
Before seeing Genesius Guild's production of "Oedipus Rex" last weekend, I could have provided a solid, 10-second synopsis of the Greek ... «Quad City Times, Jul 15»
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Sip Beervanah at Oregon Brewers Festival this week
... ParrotDog, Tuatara and Yeastie Boys; alongside eight Dutch brewers including Kaapse, Maximus, Oedipus, Oerseop, Ramses, Rooie Doop, ... «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
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PERFORMING ARTS
'Oedipus Rex' by Genesius Guild 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lincoln Park Classic Theatre, Rock Island. Mark Johns and the Prodigal Sons Jazz ... «Quad City Times, Jul 15»
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Have performers become disposable?
Like Lucy Guerin Inc's Untrained and post's Oedipus Schmoedipus before it, the production's strength lies in the unpolished performances of ... «ArtsHub, Jul 15»
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Disney got dirty: 9 times Disney sex jokes probably went straight …
Hercules also made a reference to the ancient Greek story of Oedipus where he tells Meg: 'And that play, that Oedipus thing. Man! I thought I ... «Metro, Jul 15»
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Heavyweights and new voices brand Dublin Theatre Festival
Wayne Jordan will direct his new version of Oedipus at the Abbey Theatre, while Joe Dowling will return to the Gate Theatre with Arthur Miller's ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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This Flamenco 'Antigona' Earns a Stamp of Approval
... proceeding from her problematic parentage (she's Oedipus's daughter) to her brothers, who kill each other for the throne. One sibling earns a ... «Village Voice, Jul 15»
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Review: 'Antigona,' From Noche Flamenca, Pairs Rhythmic Dance …
“Meet the family,” the gregarious Master of Ceremonies (Emilio Florido) says, introducing us to Oedipus and Jocasta; their sons, Polyneices and ... «New York Times, Jul 15»

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