[ hi-pol-i-tuhs ]
/ hɪˈpɒl ɪ təs /
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Also Hip·pol·y·tos [hi-pol-i-tuhs, -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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How to use Hippolytus in a sentence
The pedantic type might note that Hippolytus makes no prophetic mention of the cinema or the Internet.St. Hippolytus’ Careers Christians Should Never Have|Candida Moss|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this reign also suffered the celebrated Hippolytus, bishop of Pontus, and author of the Philosophoumena.
On the opposite side of the road is the cemetery of Hippolytus, commemorated in the verses of Prudentius in the fourth century.
Who would not enjoy the melancholy pleasure of hearing the circumstance of Hippolytus' death?
You would have Theramenes say nothing more than Hippolytus is killed—I saw him die—all is over.
Shortly after this Theseus married the queen, Antiope,104 and a son was born to them whom the delighted father named Hippolytus.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
British Dictionary definitions for Hippolytus
/ (hɪˈpɒlɪtəs) /
Greek myth a son of Theseus, killed after his stepmother Phaedra falsely accused him of raping her
Derived forms of HippolytusHippolytan, adjective
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