[ ley-uhs, ley-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈleɪ əs, ˈleɪ i əs /
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noun Classical Mythology.
a king of Thebes, the husband of Jocasta and father of Oedipus: unwittingly killed by Oedipus.
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Words nearby Laius
laissez-passer, laitance, lait d'amandes, laith, laity, Laius, Lajoie, La Jolla, LAK cell, lake, lakebed
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How to use Laius in a sentence
This was Laius, king of Thebes, who was journeying thus far from his native city to consult the oracle of Delphi.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
But Laius was too gentle to harm a babe, and so ordered a servant to carry the child out of the town and put him to death.The Story of the Greeks|H. A. Guerber
He became king of Thebes and the husband of Jocaste, the widow of his father, king Laius.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome|E.M. Berens
Long ago, in the city of Thebes, there ruled a king named Laius and his queen Iocasta.Children of the Dawn|Elsie Finnimore Buckley
Laius was one day killed on the road as he was airing himself in his chariot.The Girl's Cabinet of Instructive and Moral Stories|Uncle Philip
British Dictionary definitions for Laius
/ (ˈlaɪəs) /
Greek myth a king of Thebes, killed by his son Oedipus, who did not know of their relationship
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