Definition of Phaedra in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪdrə/
Pronunciation: /ˈfiːdrə/
Greek Mythology
The wife of Theseus. She fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus, who rejected her, whereupon she hanged herself, leaving behind a letter which accused him of raping her. Theseus would not believe his son’s protestations of innocence and banished him.

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