[ muh-nee-see-uhs, -syoos ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. a descendant of the Sparti and the father of Jocasta and Creon, who sacrificed himself to end a plague in Thebes.

  2. the son of Creon of Thebes, who took his own life because of the prophecy that the Seven against Thebes would fail only if a descendant of the Sparti sacrificed himself.

Words Nearby Menoeceus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Menoeceus in a sentence

  • Pretending to obey Menoeceus threw himself from the city walls.

    Authors of Greece | T. W. Lumb