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Phaedra

[fee-druh, fed-ruh]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the wife of Theseus who fell in love with Hippolytus, her stepson, and eventually hanged herself after causing his death.
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Phaedra

noun
  1. Greek myth the wife of Theseus, who falsely accused her stepson Hippolytus of raping her and then hanged herself because he spurned her amorous advances
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