Hippolytus

[ hi-pol-i-tuh s ]
/ hɪˈpɒl ɪ təs /

noun

Also Hip·pol·y·tos [hi-pol-i-tuh s, -tos] /hɪˈpɒl ɪ təs, -ˌtɒs/. Classical Mythology. the son of Theseus who was falsely accused by his stepmother, Phaedra, of raping her after he had rejected her advances and who was killed by Poseidon in response to the plea of Theseus.
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Hippolytus

/ (hɪˈpɒlɪtəs) /

noun

Greek myth a son of Theseus, killed after his stepmother Phaedra falsely accused him of raping her

Derived Forms

Hippolytan, adjective
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