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Meaning of "Polynices" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POLYNICES

Polynices  [ˌpɒlɪˈnaɪsiːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POLYNICES

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adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Polynices 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 POLYNICES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Polynices

Polynices

In Greek mythology, Polynices or Polyneices was the son of Oedipus and Jocasta. His wife was Argea. His father, Oedipus, was discovered to have killed his father and married his mother, and was expelled from Thebes, leaving his sons Eteocles and Polynices to rule. Because of a curse put on them by their father, Oedipus, the sons, Polynices and Eteocles, did not share the rule peacefully and died as a result by killing each other in a battle for the control of Thebes.

Definition of Polynices in the English dictionary

The definition of Polynices in the dictionary is a son of Oedipus and Jocasta, for whom the Seven Against Thebes sought to regain Thebes. He and his brother Eteocles killed each other in single combat before its walls.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POLYNICES


actinomyces
ˌæktɪnəʊˈmaɪsiːz
analyses
əˈnælɪsiːz
Anchises
ˌænˈkaɪsiːz
appendices
əˈpendɪsiːz
bases
ˈbeɪsiːz
Cambyses
kæmˈbaɪsiːz
cervices
səˈvaɪsiːz
cicatrices
ˌsɪkəˈtraɪsiːz
cortices
ˈkɔːtɪsiːz
crises
ˈkraɪsiːz
dominatrices
ˌdɒmɪnəˈtraɪsiːz
executrices
ɪɡˌzekjʊˈtraɪsiːz
hypotheses
haɪˈpɒθɪsiːz
lyses
ˈlaɪsiːz
Pisces
ˈpaɪsiːz
prosecutrices
ˌprɒsɪkjuːˈtraɪsiːz
saccharomyces
ˌsækərəʊˈmaɪsiːz
spadices
speɪˈdaɪsiːz
syntheses
ˈsɪnθɪsiːz
vortices
ˈvɔːtɪsiːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POLYNICES

Polynesia
Polynesian
Polynesian tattler

WORDS THAT END LIKE POLYNICES

auspices
Coma Berenices
Comae Berenices
customer services
emergency services
financial services
food prices
fornices
helices
house prices
indices
juices
matrices
Phoenices
protectrices
services
social services
the services
varices
vertices

Synonyms and antonyms of Polynices in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Polynices» into 25 languages

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波吕尼刻
1,325 millions of speakers

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Polinices
570 millions of speakers

English

Polynices
510 millions of speakers

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Polynices
380 millions of speakers
ar

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بولينيكس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Полиник
278 millions of speakers

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Polynices
270 millions of speakers

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Polynices
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Polynice
220 millions of speakers

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Polynes
190 millions of speakers

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Polyneikes
180 millions of speakers

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Polynices
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Polynices
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Polynese
85 millions of speakers
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Polynices
80 millions of speakers

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Polynices
75 millions of speakers

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Polynices
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Polyneikes
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Polinice
65 millions of speakers

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Polinejkes
50 millions of speakers

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Полінік
40 millions of speakers

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Polynices
30 millions of speakers
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Πολυνείκη
15 millions of speakers
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Polynices
14 millions of speakers
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Polynices
10 millions of speakers
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Polynices
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Polynices

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POLYNICES»

The term «Polynices» is normally little used and occupies the 148.717 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POLYNICES» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POLYNICES»

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Statius and the Thebaid
As an emblem of the total defeat of morality and divine law, Tisiphone at 457 ff. drives Pietas from the battlefield with scorn and abuse.2 Meanwhile, Megaera is seeking Polynices (136 ff.).3 She finds him sunk in deep despair, for he has ...
Vessey, 2010
2
Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology
wrote a (lost) Antigone, and in his Phoenician Women has Antigone attempt unsuccessfully to persuade Eteocles and Polynices not to fight each other. Hyginus presents a variant version in which Polynices's wife, Argia, helps Antigone carry ...
Luke Roman, Monica Roman, 2010
3
Oedipus Trilogy, the (MAXNotes Literature Guides)
At the end of this section, when Polynices leaves, tragedy is foreshadowed for Antigone. That story will not reach its fulfillment in this play, but the outline ofAntigone, the final play in the lives of these characters, is suggested when Polynices ...
Lauren Kalmanson
4
The Phoenician Maidens
POLYNICES. In a general caution is better than foolhardiness. ETEOCLES. Relying on the truce, which saves thy life, thou turnest boaster. POLYNICES. Once more I ask thee to restore my sceptre and share in the kingdom. ETEOCLES.
Euripides, 1926
5
Orestes and Other Plays
POLYNICES. Thou hast outraged right— ETEOCLES. But I have not like thee become my country's foe. POLYNICES. By driving me forth without my portion. ETEOCLES. And further I will slay thee. POLYNICES. O father, dost thou hear what I ...
Euripides, 1980
6
Law, Laity and Solidarities
comes under additional pressure to support Polynices against Eteocles when Polynices, after capturing Daire's son in battle, exploits the youth's claims of kinship on his father in an effort to gain control of the tower Daire holds for Eteocles.
Pauline Stafford, Janet L. Nelson, Susan Reynolds, 2001
7
A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World
According to the legend, the Theban king OEDIPUS had two sons, Eteocles (True Glory) and Polynices (Greek: Poluneikes, Much Strife). The brothers' destiny was not happy. After Oedipus' death, they argued as to who should be king ...
David Sacks, Oswyn Murray, 1995
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Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales
She will drive Eteocles mad with rage and she enlists another fury, Megaera, to enflame Polynices. Polynices determines to engage Eteocles in mortal combat. Tisiphone prevents Eteocles ' prayer of thanksgiving from reaching Jupiter.
Robert M. Correale, Mary Hamel, 2005
9
British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue: Volume II: 1567-1589
ROLES OEDIPUS, a blind man, formerly King of Thebes; son and husband of Jocasta, father of Antigone and Polynices ANTIGONE, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, sister of Polynices A MESSENGER, who brings Oedipus the petition ofthe ...
Martin Wiggins, Catherine Richardson, 2012
10
The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic ...
In The Commerce of War, Neil Coffee argues that these exchanges play a central yet overlooked role in epic depictions of Roman society.
Neil Coffee, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POLYNICES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Polynices is used in the context of the following news items.
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Being female is a wound that never heals: How Ani Bezzerides …
... she is preoccupied less with this and more with what she perceives to be her filial and familial duty: properly burying her brother, Polynices. «Salon, Jul 15»
2
Why Greeks hate Jews, or Talmud and tragedy: Spengler
Jacob and Esau do not kill each other like Polynices and Eteocles in Seven against Thebes, fulfilling the curse of their father Oedipus. «Asia Times, Jul 15»
3
Haiti - Social : Replace hearing impaired children in the heart of the …
Régine Polynices, Representative of the CBM, reiterated the commitment of his organization to work alongside the Ministry with the aim of ... «Haitilibre.com, Jul 15»
4
World View: Greece's Alexis Tsipras Compares Himself to the Tragic …
... and, in this tragedy at least, overshadow even her brother Polynices' bold attempt to take Thebes. In championing the laws of the gods above ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
5
'True Detective' season 2 is the embarrassing television show we …
Unless Paul turns out to be Polynices, Antigone's dead brother, this grab bag makes Pizzolatto come across as the Bunny Corcoran of ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
6
Oedipus ordeal: defy truth or abandon injustice
Oedipus's older son Polynices has been exiled by his younger more powerful brother Eteocles, and now raises an army to retaliate. A prophecy ... «RenewAmerica, Jun 15»
7
Total Recall's cartoonish comedy still separates it from the action …
... costume and keep a straight face from start to finish — because to him Bruce Wayne is roughly as consequential as Polynices and Eteocles. «National Post, Jun 15»
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Oedipus Doesn't Live Here Anymore (The GreenHouse, Brisbane)
Evans also includes the next play in the series, Antigone, with the four children of Oedipus — Eteocles, Polynices, Ismene and Antigone — also ... «Daily Review, May 15»
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Juliette Binoche on bringing Antigone to Edinburgh
Antigone is determined to bury the body of her brother Polynices, against the edict of her uncle Creon, the new king of Thebes, who threatens to ... «Scotsman, Apr 15»
10
DePauw brings Antigone to Moore Theatre By Austin Candor
... in 441 B.C., "Antigone" is set in Thebes, Greece, where Greek king Creon has refused to bury a dead Polynices for being a traitor to his city. «The DePauw, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Polynices [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/polynices>. Aug 2019 ».
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