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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).
2.
a city in S New York at the S end of Cayuga Lake.
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Ithacan, adjective, noun
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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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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

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

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