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[ith-uh-kuh] /ˈɪθ ə kə/
one of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece: legendary home of Ulysses. 37 sq. mi. (96 sq. km).
a city in S New York at the S end of Cayuga Lake.
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Ithacan, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • They deliver him at night, while he is fast asleep, to a hidden harbor on Ithaca.
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a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, the smallest of the Ionian Islands: regarded as the home of Homer's Odysseus. Area: 93 sq km (36 sq miles) Modern Greek name Itháki (iˈθaki)
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Word Origin and History for Ithaca

western Greek Island, legendary home of Odysseus; the first element is perhaps Phoenician I "island;" the rest is unknown.

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Ithaca in Technology
An Esprit project to put a 4th generation object-oriented system to practical use in an industrial environment. The ITHACA environment offered an application support system incorporating advanced technologies in the fields of object-oriented programming, programming languages, databases, user interfaces and software development tools.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Encyclopedia Article for Ithaca

the second smallest of the seven main Ionian Islands, in the nomos (department) of Kefallinia, Greece. (The smallest is Paxos.)

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