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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O•dys•se•usoʊˈdɪs i əs, oʊˈdɪs yus(n.)

  1. a legendary king of Ithaca, one of the heroes of the Iliad and protagonist of the


    Category: Mythology

    Ref: Latin, Ulysses.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Odysseus(noun)

    (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey


  1. Odysseus(ProperNoun)

    , son of Laertes and father of Telemachus; a Greek leader during the Trojan War, and responsible for the Trojan horse; king of Ithaca; hero of the Iliad and protagonist of the Odyssey

  2. Origin: From Ὀδυσσεύς.


  1. Odysseus

    Odysseus, also known by the Roman name Ulysses, was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad and other works in that same Epic Cycle. Husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of Laërtes and Anticlea, Odysseus is renowned for his brilliance, guile, and versatility, and is hence known by the epithet Odysseus the Cunning. He is most famous for the ten eventful years he took to return home after the decade-long Trojan War and his famous Trojan Horse ploy to capture the city of Troy.


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