Oedipus Rex


noun

a tragedy (c430 b.c.) by Sophocles.

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Also called Oed·ipus Ty·ran·nus [ti-ran-uhs]. /tɪˈræn əs/.
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Cultural definitions for Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex
[ (ed-uh-puhs, ee-duh-puhs reks) ]

A tragedy by Sophocles that dramatizes the fall of Oedipus. (See underMythology and Folklore.”)

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