Definition of Jocasta

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



Definition of Jocasta

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) The mother and wife of Oedipus. ¹

2. Proper noun. (rare) (Ancient Greek female given name). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jocasta

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Job
Job's comforter
Job's news
Job's tears
Job syndrome
Jobcentre
Jobcentres
Jobert de Lamballe's fossa
Jobs
Jobseeker's Allowance
Jobsian
Jobson
Joburg
Jocasta
Jocasta complex
Jocelyn
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Jockland
Jockney
Jocks
Jod-Basedow
Jod-Basedow phenomenon
Jodhpur
Jodi
Jodie
Jodrell
Jodrell Bank

Literary usage of Jocasta

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1. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1877)
"Gascoigne's works should always form part of a Shakespeare library." GASCOIGNE, (GEORGE.)—jocasta. A tragedie written in Greeke by Euripedes, translated and ..."

2. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1896)
"CHAPTER IV ON BOARD THE jocasta FROM the Tagus to the Thames the Government sloop- of-war, jocasta, had made a prosperous voyage, bearing that precious ..."

3. A Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante by Paget Jackson Toynbee (1898)
"jocasta, jocasta, wife of Laius, King of Thebes, and mother of Oedipus, whom she afterwards married, becoming by him the mother of Eteocles, Polynices, ..."

4. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"PAPER, demy Pardoner and tlie Frere, jocasta by Gi 8vo., afterwards with the titles of Hurst .... jocasta ..."

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