Definition of Hippolytus in English:

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Pronunciation: /hiˈpälədəs/
Greek Mythology
The son of Theseus, banished and cursed by his father after being falsely accused by Phaedra, his father’s wife, of rape. He was killed when a sea monster, sent by Poseidon in response to the curse, frightened his horses as he drove his chariot along a seashore.

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Syllabification: Hip·pol·y·tus

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