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O·dys·seus

 (ō-dĭs′yo͞os′, ō-dĭs′ē-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
The king of Ithaca, a leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War, who reached home after ten years of wandering.
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Odysseus

(əˈdiːsɪəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the foremost of the Greek heroes at the siege of Troy, noted for his courage and ingenuity. His return to his kingdom of Ithaca was fraught with adventures in which he lost all his companions and he was acknowledged by his wife Penelope only after killing her suitors. Roman name: Ulysses
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O•dys•se•us

(oʊˈdɪs i əs, oʊˈdɪs yus)

n.
a legendary king of Ithaca, one of the heroes of the Iliad and protagonist of the Odyssey.
Latin, Ulysses.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Odysseus - (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek heroOdysseus - (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Translations
Odüsszeusz

Odysseus

[əˈdɪsjuːs] NOdiseo
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Odysseus

[əˈdiːsɪəs] nUlisse
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References in periodicals archive ?
"Ulysses" is from the Latin name Ulixes for "Odysseus," the Greek name for the Greek King of the island of Ithaca who wandered for ten years in the wake of the Trojan War.
Pacuvius hoc melius quam Sophocles; apud illum enim perquam flebiliter Ulixes lamentatur in vulnere.
In hindsight, Ulysses' assertion "I am become a name" seems to boldly predict the title and prevalence of Tennyson's poem: "I am become the name of this famous poem," or even "the name of a quintessentially British poem attaching to an epic Irish novel." Or Tennyson's speaker may refer to his Greek name's extension into the title of Homer's return-epic, or its translation into the Latin Ulixes. The hero's name's odyssey starts from his report in Homer:
14; Aeneas (as Trojan) Odes 4.6.23; Odes 4.7.15; Anchises, father of Aeneas Odes 4.15.11; Carmen Saeculare 50; Agamemnon Odes 4.9.25; Andromeda & Perseus Odes 3.29.17; the Atrides (Agamemnon & Menelaus) Odes 1.10.13; Odes 2.13.7; Ulixes, Ulysses Odes 1.6.7; Epod 16.60; 17.16; Bellerophon Odes 3.7.15; Odes 3.12.8; Odes 4.11.28.
De Agamenone rege Micenarum Ulixes per altiora ductus, quorsum appulerit non satis certum est.