Oedipus Rex


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

  • 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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