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Laius

[ley-uh s, ley-ee-uh s]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a king of Thebes, the husband of Jocasta and father of Oedipus: unwittingly killed by Oedipus.
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Examples from the Web for laius

Historical Examples

  • For he it was who said that Laius, the king who is dead, should be slain by the hand of his own son.

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

  • It answered that the land must be purified from the blood of Laius.

  • So he reigned in the room of Laius, and espoused the widowed queen.

  • On his journey he met Laius and slew him in the course of an altercation.

    Women of Achievement

    Benjamin Brawley

  • At his birth an oracle foretold that the father Laius would be killed by his son.

    Women of Achievement

    Benjamin Brawley


British Dictionary definitions for laius

Laius

noun
  1. Greek myth a king of Thebes, killed by his son Oedipus, who did not know of their relationship
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