[yoo-lis-eez; also British yoo-luh-seez]
Latin name for Odysseus.
(italics) a psychological novel (1922) by James Joyce.
a male given name.
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Ulysses (ˈjuːlɪˌsiːz, juːˈlɪsiːz)
the Latin name of Odysseus

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L. name for Odysseus, from L. Ulysses, Ulixes. Famous for wandering as well as craftiness and ability at deceit. For -d- to -l- alteration, see lachrymose.
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Ulysses definition

The Roman name of the Greek hero Odysseus.

Note: In the Aeneid of Virgil, which was written in Latin, Odysseus is called Ulysses.
Note: The Irish author James Joyce adopted the name for the title of his masterpiece of the early twentieth century, which is, in part, a retelling of the myth of Odysseus.
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