Definition of Odyssey

1. Noun. A long wandering and eventful journey.

Generic synonyms: Journey, Journeying



2. Noun. A Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy.
Generic synonyms: Epic, Epic Poem, Epos, Heroic Poem

Definition of Odyssey

1. n. An epic poem attributed to Homer, which describes the return of Ulysses to Ithaca after the siege of Troy.

Definition of Odyssey

1. Proper noun. An epic poem, ascribed to Homer, that describes the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy. ¹

2. Noun. An extended adventurous voyage ¹

3. Noun. An intellectual or spiritual quest ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Odyssey

1. a long, wandering journey [n -SEYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Odyssey

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odylism
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odynacusis
odynometer
odynophagia
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odynophonia
odyssey
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odzooks
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oecumenical
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oedema
oedema disease

Literary usage of Odyssey

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1. Homer and the Epic by Andrew Lang (1893)
"CHAPTER VIII ODYSSEUS AND THE EXTANT Odyssey THE Odyssey has been almost universally recognised as a later poem than the Iliad. Longinus, or whoever wrote ..."

2. American Book Prices Current (1919)
"Mor., by Pratt (.lacking engraved title-page to the Odyssey), Robinson, A., Apr. 29, ... Iliad and Odyssey. Translated by WC Bryant. Large 5 vols., 4to. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1851)
"The following communication was read: Examination of some Theories of German "Writers, and of Mr Grote, on the Authorship of the Iliad and Odyssey. ..."

4. An Abridged History of Greek Literature by Alfred Croiset, Maurice Croiset (1904)
"CHAPTER III THE ILIAD AND THE Odyssey 1. Special Importance of the Iliad and Odyssey. 2. Priority of the Iliad. Its Subject. Analysis. 3. General Aspect. ..."

5. A Textbook in the History of Modern Elementary Education: With Emphasis on by Samuel Chester Parker (1912)
"Among other things he wrote an essay on certain musical aspects of Homer's poems. Herbart made the Odyssey the basis of moral instruction. ..."

6. A Textbook in the History of Modern Elementary Education: With Emphasis on by Samuel Chester Parker (1912)
"Consequently, at Jena, Herbart participated in an enthusiastic study of Greek philosophy and literature, especially the Odyssey. Among other things he wrote ..."

7. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Iliad, and Odyssey, are ... I have now gone through the collections upon the Odyssey, and laid together what occurred most ..."

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