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Jocasta

or Jo·cas·te

[ joh-kas-tuh ]
/ dʒoʊˈkæs tə /
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noun
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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Jocasta
/ (dʒəʊˈkæstə) /

noun
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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