What is the meaning of the word Phaedra?

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Proper noun
  1. (mythology) The wife of Theseus, who falls in love with but is spurned by her stepson Hippolytus, then commits suicide, but is the cause of his later death (details vary between versions).
  2. (rare) A female given name.
  3. (astronomy) The asteroid 174 Phaedra.
  1. A female given name of Greek origin.
    1. (meaning, history) The bright one. The wife of Theseus in Greek mythology.
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A new classical company, Concentric Circles, kicks off with a revival of Racine's Phaedra.
By Antiope he had a son Hippolytus, with whom his second wife Phaedra fell in love.
Is Phaedra the only woman whom love has driven to write a lying letter?
It was emblematic of a new state of society when Euripides created the Phaedra and the Medea.
Some of the edgier, underground-variety indie films released by Phaedra were roasted by the critics.
Queen Phaedra, when she was in love with Hippolytos, used to recline idly all day long under this same tree.

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