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Meaning of "Odysseus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ODYSSEUS

Odysseus  [əˈdiːsɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ODYSSEUS

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Odysseus is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ODYSSEUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Odysseus

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.

Definition of Odysseus in the English dictionary

The definition of Odysseus in the dictionary is one of the foremost of the Greek heroes at the siege of Troy, noted for his courage and ingenuity. His return to his kingdom of Ithaca was fraught with adventures in which he lost all his companions and he was acknowledged by his wife Penelope only after killing her suitors Roman name: Ulysses.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ODYSSEUS


Alcaeus
ælˈsɪəs
caduceus
kəˈdjuːsɪəs
caseous
ˈkeɪsɪəs
Celsius
ˈsɛlsɪəs
Dionysius
ˌdaɪəˈnɪsɪəs
gaseous
ˈɡæsɪəs
griseous
ˈɡrɪsɪəs
gypseous
ˈdʒɪpsɪəs
interosseous
ˌɪntərˈɒsɪəs
Nicias
ˈnɪsɪəs
nongaseous
ˌnɒnˈɡæsɪəs
orichalceous
ˌɒrɪˈkælsɪəs
osseous
ˈɒsɪəs
Penzias
ˈpɛntsɪəs
Perseus
ˈpɜːsɪəs
piceous
ˈpɪsɪəs
prolixious
prəˈlɪksɪəs
Pseudo-Dionysius
ˌsjuːdəʊˌdaɪəˈnɪsɪəs
syngenesious
ˌsɪndʒɪˈniːsɪəs
Theseus
ˈθiːsɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ODYSSEUS

Odovacar
Odra
odso
odyl
odyle
odylism
Odyssean
Odyssey
odzooks
Oe
Oea
OECD
oecist
oecological
oecologically
oecologist
oecology
OECS

WORDS THAT END LIKE ODYSSEUS

aeneus
Atreus
aureus
calcaneus
cereus
Deus
Linnaeus
Morpheus
nucleus
Orpheus
Peneus
Piraeus
Prometheus
Proteus
Reus
scarabaeus
soleus
Thaddeus
Thadeus
Zeus

Synonyms and antonyms of Odysseus in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Odysseus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ODYSSEUS

Find out the translation of Odysseus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

奥德修斯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Odiseo
570 millions of speakers

English

Odysseus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओडीसियस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أوديسيوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Одиссей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Odysseus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওডিসিয়াস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Ulysse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Odysseus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Odysseus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オデュッセウス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오디세우스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kothak wedhi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Odysseus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒடிஸியஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओडीसियस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Odise
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Odysseus
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Odyseusz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Одиссей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Odysseus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Οδυσσέας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Odysseus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Odysseus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Odysseus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Odysseus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ODYSSEUS»

The term «Odysseus» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.313 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ODYSSEUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Odysseus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ODYSSEUS»

Discover the use of Odysseus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Odysseus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Odysseus
After ten years at war, and ten storm-tossed years at sea, Odysseus returns to Ithaka to find his palace in the hands of violent men.
Peter Oswald, Homer, 1999
2
Waiting for Odysseus
Four women.
Clemence McLaren, 2008
3
Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming
In this ambitious follow-up to Achilles in Vietnam, Dr. Jonathan Shay uses the Odyssey, the story of a soldier's homecoming, to illuminate the pitfalls that trap many veterans on the road back to civilian life.
Jonathan Shay, 2010
4
Odysseus
Provides an introduction to the character of Odysseus and his importance in Greek mythology.
B. A. Hoena, 2003
5
Odysseus: A Life
In this remarkable book, beloved classicist Charles Beye puts his unique spin on Odysseus' strange and adventuresome existence.
Charles Rowan Beye, 2005
6
Returns of Odysseus: Colonization and Ethnicity
Irad Malkin contributes here to the current lively discussion of encounters among Greeks and non-Greeks.
Irad Malkin, 1998
7
The World of Odysseus
When "The World of Odysseus" was published to great acclaim in 1954, it at once aroused controversy. This second edition confirms the central claims he advanced so brilliantly in the first publication.
Moses I. Finley, 1991
8
From Villain to Hero: Odysseus in Ancient Thought
From Villain to Hero explores the reception of Odysseus in philosophy from the Socratics to the Middle Platonists.
Silvia Montiglio, 2011
9
Odysseus, Hero of Practical Intelligence: Deliberation and ...
In dramatic representations and narrative reports of inner deliberation the Odyssey displays the workings of the human mind and its hero's practical intelligence, epitomized by anticipating consequences and controlling his actions ...
Jeffrey Barnouw, 2004
10
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope & Odysseus
Margaret Atwood tells the story through Penelope and her twelve hanged maids, asking: 'What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to?
Margaret Atwood, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ODYSSEUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Odysseus is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Harry's Homer — a humorous history
OK, this is pedantic, but the author doesn't really follow in Odysseus's wake either. If that's the book you want, try Tim Severin, or, better, Beaty ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Pleasure Cruise: Two Summer Reads
Present at the heart of the book is the story of Odysseus: Gerald's claim to an extremely modest fame, is as the author of "The Way to Ithaca", ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
3
Return to Ireland: The Black Snow by Paul Lynch: Review
... towards the archetypal and the mythic: one of several ways to look at Barnabas is as a mid-twentieth century Odysseus returned to his Ithaca. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
4
Aquatic ambassador: Cottage Grove stop part of veteran's ambitious …
Clad in a black and red wetsuit and sporting a full beard, Ring, 28, has the air of a modern day Odysseus. The soft-spoken Tennessean said ... «South Washington County Bulletin, Jul 15»
5
Prom 9: Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Andsnes 1
The difference is that the current Odysseus reaches the Ithaca of the Royal Albert Hall after four years touring with the Mahler Chamber ... «The Arts Desk, Jul 15»
6
New popular American names
In Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, Penelope is Odysseus' wife. 8. Easton. Easton is an old English word meaning "east town." It is also a city ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
7
Basque artist Judas Arrieta gives you a tour of 'Boiseland' with his …
“You always are trying to find the way to come back home — like Odysseus — but you never do. It's the travel that makes you much more than ... «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»
8
Ukraine Spirals Into the Abyss: Pensioner Suicides and Open Talk of …
She can sing like a siren for Odysseus (uh oh, you are reminded about Greece again), charming those who want to be cheaply charmed—and ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
9
Commentary: Boat offers chance for Bucket List Item 2
I was lured as if by Scylla monsters seducing Odysseus. My crafty buddy, playing on my fantasy strings, lured me to his crusty 1965 Chris Craft ... «SW News Media, Jul 15»
10
The Greece I once knew is now just a myth
In one play, the wily Odysseus is dispatched to bring the stinky one and his bow to Troy, and ends up stealing it. In another, Odysseus is not ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Odysseus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/odysseus>. Oct 2020 ».
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