oedipism oed·i·pism (ěd’ə-pĭz’əm, ē’də-)
[ed-uh-puh s, ee-duh-] /ˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-/ noun, Greek Legend. 1. a king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, and the father by Jocasta of Eteocles, Polynices, Antigone, and Ismeme: as was prophesied at his birth, he unwittingly killed his father and married his mother and, in penance, blinded himself and went […]
[kuh-loh-nuh s] /kəˈloʊ nəs/ noun 1. a tragedy by Sophocles, written toward the end of his life and produced posthumously in 401? b.c.
noun, Psychoanalysis. 1. the unresolved desire of a child for sexual gratification through the parent of the opposite sex, especially the desire of a son for his mother. This involves, first, identification with and, later, hatred for the parent of the same sex, who is considered by the child as a rival. noun 1. (psychoanal) […]
noun 1. a tragedy (c430 b.c.) by Sophocles. Oedipus Rex [(ed-uh-puhs, ee-duh-puhs reks)] A tragedy by Sophocles that dramatizes the fall of Oedipus. (See under “Mythology and Folklore.”)