Odyssey

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Od·ys·sey

 (ŏd′ĭ-sē)
n.
The younger of the two surviving ancient Greek epic poems, traditionally ascribed to Homer but containing much orally transmitted material composed over several centuries, and concerning the adventures and ordeals of the Greek warrior Odysseus after the fall of Troy as he struggles to return home and reestablish himself as king of Ithaca.

od′ys·sey′an (-sē′ən) adj.

od·ys·sey

 (ŏd′ĭ-sē)
n. pl. od·ys·seys
1. An extended adventurous voyage or trip.
2. An intellectual or spiritual quest: an odyssey of discovery.

[After the Odyssey.]

Odyssey

(ˈɒdɪsɪ)
n
1. (Poetry) a Greek epic poem, attributed to Homer, describing the ten-year homeward wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
2. (often not capital) any long eventful journey
Odyssean adj

Od•ys•sey

(ˈɒd ə si)

n., pl. -seys.
1. (italics) an epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus's adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
2. (often l.c.) any long journey, esp. when filled with adventure, hardships, etc.
Od`ys•se′an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Odyssey - a long wandering and eventful journeyodyssey - a long wandering and eventful journey
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
2.Odyssey - a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy

odyssey

noun journey, tour, trip, passage, quest, trek, expedition, voyage, crusade, excursion, pilgrimage, jaunt, peregrination The march to Travnik was the final stretch of a three-week odyssey.
Translations

Odyssey

[ˈɒdɪsɪ] N (Myth) → Odisea f
odyssey (fig) → odisea f

odyssey

[ˈɒdɪsi] nodyssée f

Odyssey

n (Myth, fig) → Odyssee f

odyssey

[ˈɒdɪsɪ] nodissea
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