[ ahy-ob-uh-teez, ee-ob- ]
/ aɪˈɒb əˌtiz, iˈɒb- /

noun Classical Mythology.

a Lycian king commissioned by his son-in-law, Proetus, to kill Bellerophon: after surviving ordeals designed to destroy him, Bellerophon was believed to be divinely protected, and Iobates gave him half his kingdom. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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