Definitions for oedipusˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Oed•i•pusˈɛd ə pəs, ˈi də-(n.)
a legendary king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, who fulfilled a prophecy made at his birth by unwittingly killing his father and marrying his mother.
Oedipus, King Oedipus, Oedipus Rex(noun)
(Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles
A son of Laius and Jocasta, who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a mythological king of Thebes, son of Laius and Jocasta, and fated to kill his father and marry his mother; unwittingly slew his father in a quarrel; for answering the riddle of the Sphinx (q. v.) was made king in his stead, and wedded his widow, by whom he became the father of four children; on discovery of the incest Jocasta hanged herself, and Oedipus went mad and put out his eyes.