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Ithaca

[ith-uh-kuh] /ˈɪθ ə kə/
noun
1.
one of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece: legendary home of Ulysses. 37 sq. mi. (96 sq. km).
Greek Itháki.
2.
a city in S New York at the S end of Cayuga Lake.
Related forms
Ithacan, adjective, noun
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  • Scarcely at last, at the loud urgence of the ithacan, he breaks into speech as was planned, and appoints me for the altar.

  • Ulysses brooked not this, nor even in such straits did the ithacan forget himself.

  • And again of his Phronius, son of Noemon, whom he introduces to play the part of a considerate and serviceable ithacan citizen.

  • Not otherwise did the ithacan follow Nausicaa into the city of the Phoeacians whose ships went wisely in the waves.

    The King of Alsander James Elroy Flecker
  • Palamedes, however, was more than a match in artifice for the ithacan king.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
  • He answered that he was an ithacan, his name Achæmenides, and that he had been one of the companions of Ulysses in his wanderings.

  • To have impersonated the ithacan was little; he had been just sitting for a God.

  • The 'wily-worded ithacan' is Ulysses, the hero of the Odyssey.

  • Then Helenus told the ithacan chief that before Troy could be taken three things must be done.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
  • It was upon this occasion that the ithacan king told the story of the serpent devouring the birds at Aulis, as already related.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for ithacan

Ithacan

/ˈɪθəkən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Greek island of Ithaca or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Ithaca

Ithaca

/ˈɪθəkə/
noun
1.
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 ithacan

Ithaca

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

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