- Classical Mythology. a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius and the mother, later the wife, of Oedipus, by whom she bore Eteocles, Polynices, and Antigone: called Epicaste by Homer.
- a female given name.
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“It is long since the word of blessing has been given to Jocasta,” she said wistfully.
One woman called Jocasta Perez is offered to me in trade with the guns.
The fascinated eyes of Billie dwelt on Jocasta with endless wonder.
“No, not for them, but for trade in the south,” said Jocasta promptly.
Jocasta regarded him as if waiting further speech, but none came.
- Greek myth a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius, who married Oedipus without either of them knowing he was her son
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