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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How to use Jocasta in a sentence
Jocasta wrote her name to the statement as directed, and noted that José had already signed.
Doña Jocasta regarded Tula doubtfully; she certainly gave no appearance of holding wealth to redeem a pueblo.
Doña Jocasta paced the outer corridor, watched somberly by Padre Andreas on whom the beauty of the hour was lost.
“I do not know that,” replied Doña Jocasta thoughtfully, and she sank into a rawhide chair in the shade of a pillar.
Truly the companionship of Doña Jocasta might be a more difficult thing to explain than that of the Indian girl of a slave raid!
British Dictionary definitions for Jocasta
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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