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ˈɪθ ə kəITHACA

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ithacanoun

    a college town in central New York on Lake Cayuga

  2. Ithaca, Ithakinoun

    a Greek island to the west of Greece; in Homeric legend Odysseus was its king


  1. Ithacanoun

    island in the Ionian Sea; according to the legend Odysseus was its king

    Etymology: From Ἰθάκα, Doric form of Ἰθάκη.


  1. Ithaca

    Ithaca or Ithaka is an island located in the Ionian Sea, in Greece, with an area of 120 square kilometres and a little more than three thousand inhabitants. It is also a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. It lies off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west and within sight of continental Greece. The municipality of Ithaca includes some islets as well. The capital, Vathy or Ithaki, has one of the world's largest natural harbours. Modern Ithaca is generally identified with Homer's Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is one of the elements of the Odyssey's plot.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ithaca

    one of the Ionian Islands, and one of the smallest, known now under the name Thiaki; it was the home of Ulysses, and his domain as king when he set out for the Trojan War, and which he did not see again till his return after twenty years. Also a town (11) in New York State, U.S., seat of Cornell University (q. v.).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ITHACA in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ITHACA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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