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Phaedra

[ fee-druh, fed-ruh ]
/ ˈfi drə, ˈfɛd rə /
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noun Classical Mythology.
the wife of Theseus who fell in love with Hippolytus, her stepson, and eventually hanged herself after causing his death.
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Phaedra
/ (ˈfiːdrə) /

noun
Greek myth the wife of Theseus, who falsely accused her stepson Hippolytus of raping her and then hanged herself because he spurned her amorous advances
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