Impressive, indeed, and yethow many really thrill and smile over the odyssean tale?
Yet how will it dilate on the odyssean smell of hemp and tar!
The alleged distinction of early Iliadic grammar, late odyssean grammar, in that case vanishes.
We find no stronger mark of change than in the odyssean house, if that be changed, which we show reason to doubt.
But he does not carry these discoveries so far as to make the late grammar no less Iliadic than odyssean.
c.1600, "Odyssey," from Latin Odyssea, from Greek Odysseia, name of the Homeric epic poem of ancient Greece, relating the ten-year wanderings of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the Trojan War. Figurative sense of "long, adventurous journey" is first recorded 1889.