What does Phaedra mean?

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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.
Name
  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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For example, Seneca's Phaedra was based on that of Euripides, and many of the comedies of Plautus were direct translations of works by Menander.
He unpinned and flung aside the sheets as though to let Phaedra plead for herself.
A new classical company, Concentric Circles, kicks off with a revival of Racine's Phaedra.
Is Phaedra the only woman whom love has driven to write a lying letter?
Phaedra suspects her plan and absolutely forbids her to speak with Hippolytus.
By Antiope he had a son Hippolytus, with whom his second wife Phaedra fell in love.

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