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oedipism oed·i·pism (ěd’ə-pĭz’əm, ē’də-)


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  • Oedipus

    [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 […]

  • Oedipus-at-colonus

    [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.

  • Oedipus-complex

    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) […]

  • Oedipus-rex

    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.”)

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