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[pol-uh-buh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a Corinthian king who was the foster father of Oedipus.
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Historical Examples

  • Polybus, the king, is dead, and Œdipus is proclaimed his successor.

    Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)

    John Addington Symonds

  • He was the reputed son of Polybus and Merope, rulers of Corinth.

  • At that moment a messenger enters from Corinth with the tidings that Polybus is dead.

  • But him the grooms who attend the steeds of Polybus find and carry home, and placed him in the arms of their mistress.

  • Transferred to the care of Polybus and Merope, the babe became to them as a son, for they were childless.