Ulysses

Ulysses

[yoo-lis-eez; also British yoo-luh-seez]
noun
1.
Latin name for Odysseus.
2.
(italics) a psychological novel (1922) by James Joyce.
3.
a male given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ulysses
Collins
World English Dictionary
Ulysses (ˈjuːlɪˌsiːz, juːˈlɪsiːz)
 
n
the Latin name of Odysseus

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

Ulysses
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Cultural Dictionary

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.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature