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15:45 Nov 6, 2001
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Greek term or phrase: Oedipus
Oedipus
Dan Rimoldi
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1Οιδίπους, ΟιδίποδαςParaskevi Brunson
5Oedipus = "the swollen feet"
Abdul Mukhid
5ΟιδίπουςJoanna5
4 +1Oedipus
Sheila Hardie


  

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Oedipus


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

Hope this helps!

Sheila

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/myth.htm

http://www.hsa.brown.edu/~maicar/Oedipus.html

Sheila Hardie
Spain
Local time: 13:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8

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agree  Sevasti Mavropoulou: completely true!
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Οιδίπους, Οιδίποδας


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

Paraskevi Brunson
United States
Local time: 04:31
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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Οιδίπους


Explanation:
The correct translation is Οιδίπους.

Joanna5
PRO pts in pair: 5

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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"


Explanation:
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).

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

Abdul Mukhid
Indonesia
Local time: 19:31
Native speaker of: Indonesian, Native in JavaneseJavanese
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