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Theseus

[ thee-see-uhs, -syoos ]
/ ˈθi si əs, -syus /
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Definition of Theseus

noun Classical Mythology.
an Attic hero, the husband of Phaedra, father of Hippolytus, and slayer of the Minotaur and the robber Procrustes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Theseus

The·se·an [thi-see-uhn], /θɪˈsi ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Theseus

Theseus
/ (ˈθiːsɪəs) /

noun
Greek myth a hero of Attica, noted for his many great deeds, among them the slaying of the Minotaur, the conquest of the Amazons, whose queen he married, and participation in the Calydonian hunt

Derived forms of Theseus

Thesean (θɪˈsiːən), adjective
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Cultural definitions for Theseus

Theseus
[ (thee-see-uhs, thee-syoohs) ]

In classical mythology, a hero of the city of Athens (see also Athens). He killed Procrustes and the Minotaur and made war on the Amazons, subsequently marrying their queen, Hippolyta.

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