Definition of Oedipean in English:

Oedipean

adjective

  • Relating to or reminiscent of the legend of Oedipus, characteristic of Oedipus; specifically (in early use) clever at guessing riddles; (now frequently) = "Oedipal".

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Quarles (1592–1644), poet. From the name of Oedipus + -ean.

Pronunciation

Oedipean

/ˌiːdəˈpiːən/