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Jocasta

or Jo·cas·te

[joh-kas-tuh]
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noun
  1. Classical Mythology. a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius and the mother, later the wife, of Oedipus, by whom she bore Eteocles, Polynices, and Antigone: called Epicaste by Homer.
  2. a female given name.
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Historical Examples

  • “It is long since the word of blessing has been given to Jocasta,” she said wistfully.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • One woman called Jocasta Perez is offered to me in trade with the guns.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • The fascinated eyes of Billie dwelt on Jocasta with endless wonder.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • Jocasta regarded him as if waiting further speech, but none came.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • “No, not for them, but for trade in the south,” said Jocasta promptly.

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British Dictionary definitions for jocasta

Jocasta

noun
  1. Greek myth a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius, who married Oedipus without either of them knowing he was her son
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