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15:45 Nov 6, 2001
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Greek term or phrase: Oedipus
Dan Rimoldi

Summary of answers provided
5 +1Οιδίπους, ΟιδίποδαςParaskevi Brunson
5Oedipus = "the swollen feet"
Abdul Mukhid
4 +1Oedipus
Sheila Hardie



8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1

Here are a couple of references with lots of information about Oedipus.

Hope this helps!


Sheila Hardie
Local time: 01:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Sevasti Mavropoulou: completely true!
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Οιδίπους, Οιδίποδας

The above names are provided following Modern Greek spelling. The second option is a Modern Greek rendering of the name.

Paraskevi Brunson
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Local time: 16:41
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek

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agree  Spyros Chryssikopoulos: The Theban king was named Οιδίπους but nowadays he is also called Οιδίποδας.
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The correct translation is Οιδίπους.

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neutral  Spyros Chryssikopoulos: It is not a matter of corrctness using thw ancient speeling instaed of the modern one. It must be a matter of context
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Oedipus = "the swollen feet"

Oedipus is one of the characters in Ancient Greek Myth. He was destined to be crowned as a king, his father's murderer, his mother's husband. The literal meaning is "the swollen feet". Oedipus' feet was swollen when he was a child. Psychlogy adopt the name in the term Oedipus Complex (a psychological disorder for a man to be in love with his mother).

Note added at 2002-04-23 17:34:20 (GMT)

Oedipus is also the leading character in the scipts written by Sopochles (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone)

Abdul Mukhid
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