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Odyssey

[od-uh-see] /ˈɒd ə si/
noun, plural Odysseys for 2.
1.
(italics) an epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus's adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
2.
(often lowercase) a long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc.
Related forms
Odyssean, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for odyssean

Odyssey

/ˈɒdɪsɪ/
noun
1.
a Greek epic poem, attributed to Homer, describing the ten-year homeward wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
2.
(often not capital) any long eventful journey
Derived Forms
Odyssean (ˌɒdɪˈsiːən) adjective
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Word Origin and History for odyssean

odyssey

n.

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.

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