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The Odyssey is, indeed, one of the greatest of all stories, it is the original romance of the West; but the Iliad, though a magnificent poem, is not much of a story.
George Saintsbury

Meaning of "Odyssey" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ODYSSEY

Odyssey  [ˈɒdɪsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ODYSSEY

noun
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Odyssey is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ODYSSEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Odyssey

Odyssey

The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest. Scholars believe it was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage. It continues to be read in the Homeric Greek and translated into modern languages around the world. Many scholars believe that the original poem was composed in an oral tradition by an aoidos, perhaps a rhapsode, and was more likely intended to be heard than read.

Definition of Odyssey in the English dictionary

The definition of Odyssey in the dictionary is a Greek epic poem, attributed to Homer, describing the ten-year homeward wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy. Other definition of Odyssey is any long eventful journey.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ODYSSEY


Chalcidice
kælˈsɪdɪsɪ
courtesy
ˈkɜːtɪsɪ
Eurydice
jʊˈrɪdɪsɪ
geodesy
dʒɪˈɒdɪsɪ
icy
ˈaɪsɪ
lacey
ˈleɪsɪ
lacy
ˈleɪsɪ
legitimacy
lɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪsɪ
missy
ˈmɪsɪ
policy
ˈpɒlɪsɪ
pricey
ˈpraɪsɪ
prophecy
ˈprɒfɪsɪ
racy
ˈreɪsɪ
secrecy
ˈsiːkrɪsɪ
sissy
ˈsɪsɪ
spacey
ˈspeɪsɪ
spicy
ˈspaɪsɪ
Sulawesi
ˌsuːləˈweɪsɪ
theodicy
θɪˈɒdɪsɪ
Tracy
ˈtreɪsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ODYSSEY

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE ODYSSEY

Anglesey
Dempsey
Guernsey
horsey
hosey
jersey
kersey
Kinsey
Lindsey
linsey
malmsey
Massey
Mersey
New Jersey
O´Casey
Plassey
posey
Ramsey
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woolsey

Synonyms and antonyms of Odyssey in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ODYSSEY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «Odyssey» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of Odyssey

Translation of «Odyssey» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ODYSSEY

Find out the translation of Odyssey to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Odyssey from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Odyssey» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冒险
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

odisea
570 millions of speakers

English

Odyssey
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओडिसी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أوديسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Odyssey
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

odisseia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওডিসি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

odyssée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Odyssey
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Odyssee
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

長い冒険旅行
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다양한 일이 일어나는 길고 흥미로운 여정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Odyssey
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Odyssey
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒடிஸி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओडिसी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Odyssey
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

odissea
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Odyssey
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Odyssey
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Odyssey
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Οδύσσεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Odyssey
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Odyssey
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Odyssey
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Odyssey

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ODYSSEY» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «ODYSSEY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Odyssey.
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Robert Fitzgerald
I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below.
2
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
3
Matthew Modine
If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.
4
George Papandreou
We are on a difficult course, on a new Odyssey for Greece, but we know the road to Ithaca and have charted the waters.
5
Raymond Queneau
The Odyssey is the story of someone who, in the course of diverse experiences, acquires a personality or affirms and recovers his personality.
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Raymond Queneau
Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story, which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an individual as having a general historical value, which is the Odyssey.
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Raymond Queneau
It doesn't seem to me that anyone has discovered much that's new since the Iliad or the Odyssey.
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Raymond Queneau
One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
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Raymond Queneau
The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point where they are well-established, and even so it is detached from the historical side.
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George Saintsbury
The Odyssey is, indeed, one of the greatest of all stories, it is the original romance of the West; but the Iliad, though a magnificent poem, is not much of a story.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ODYSSEY»

Discover the use of Odyssey in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Odyssey and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Odyssey
A translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
Homer, Stanley Lombardo, 2000
2
The Odyssey
Chronicles the exploits and adventures of the warrior Odysseus as he struggles to return home to Ithaca and his beloved wife, Penelope, after the fall of Troy.
Homer, 2010
3
Odyssey
Billy Danger had gone past hitting the skids -- now he was freezing to death in a blizzard. So he took shelter in a corn silo that turned out to be a disguised alien starship, and woke up light years from Earth.
Keith Laumer, Eric Flint, 2002
4
Odyssey
Odyssey is a memoir covering the period I worked on the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, who was just getting started.
Sy Kasoff, 2010
5
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
In this fascinating book, Spencer Wells shows how the truth about our ancestors is hidden in our genetic code, and reveals how developments in the cutting-edge science of population genetics have made it possible not just to discover where ...
Spencer Wells, 2003
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Homer - the Iliad and the Odyssey
Within the knowledge of all of history that has been passed down to us, there is no known predecessor that could lay claim to be the progenitor or equal to these great works. It was Homer who formed the character of the Greek nation.
Homer, 2006
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Homer's Odyssey and the Near East
In particular the book argues that the Odyssey is in a dialogic relationship with Genesis, which features the same three types of myth that comprise the majority of the Odyssey: theoxeny, romance (Joseph in Egypt), and Argonautic myth ...
Bruce Louden, 2011
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Homer: Odyssey
This edition of the "Odyssey", books VI-VIII forms an introduction to Homer for students of Greek. The commentary aims especially to provide guidance on questions of literary and narrative technique and poetic artistry
Homer, A. F. Garvie, 1994
9
A Personal Odyssey
This is the gritty story of one man's lifelong education in the school of hard knocks, as his journey took him from Harlem to the Marines, the Ivy League, and a career as a controversial writer, teacher, and economist in government and ...
Thomas Sowell, 2001
10
Homer: The Odyssey
This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years.
Jasper Griffin, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ODYSSEY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Odyssey is used in the context of the following news items.
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Review: 'Kafka on the Shore,' a Metaphysical Odyssey Adapted …
A sudden craving for Kentucky Fried Chicken swept over me at one point during the stage adaptation of the Haruki Murakami novel “Kafka on ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
First Malaria Vaccine Gains Recommendation After 28-Year Odyssey
The world's first vaccine for malaria won the backing of European regulators, a critical step toward widespread immunization against a disease ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
3
Our #UberIceCream Odyssey: A Photo Essay
When Uber said it would bring us ice cream at the office, we said okay, sure we'll try that. The email, which arrived to on Tuesday, made the rest ... «Willamette Week, Jul 15»
4
Doesin crafts a funky low art odyssey with 'It's Bad Sometimes'
The sound chased by Dosein with its latest album is difficult to pin down. All of the songs featured throughout It's Bad Sometimes (Blood Drunk ... «Creative Loafing Atlanta, Jul 15»
5
Food and Wine Odyssey: Sicily
This is the second of a series of posts documenting Bohemian and Pacific Sun publisher Rosemary Olson's wine and food cruise around Italy ... «North Bay Bohemian, Jul 15»
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Bjorn Thomson's Irish Open odyssey ends
Bjorn Thomson's fairytale run at the Irish Open finally came to an end today as he succumbed to Britain's Lloyd Glasspool in the semi finals, 6-3 ... «RTE.ie, Jul 15»
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Honda Odyssey Touring Elite vs. Tartan Prancer LE
The Honda Odyssey has long been the benevolent king of the minivans: Camelot on a 118.1-inch wheelbase. It's a moving palace for kids ... «Yahoo Autos, Jul 15»
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Personal odyssey ends in Homer
Junie Rose, at far right, poses with Homer well wishers after she completed a motorcycle ride from Key West, Fla., to Homer. Her 11-day trip ... «Homer News, Jul 15»
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'Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey' to be Non-Violent? Release …
The upcoming game “Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey” will reportedly be different compared to other projects by the same creator. Patrice ... «Latinos Post, Jul 15»
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A child plays at Odyssey House drug rehabilitation centre in …
Mark moved in to Odyssey House residential rehabilitation facility in Eagle Vale after Sally, Tom*, 5, and Claire*, 1, were removed from his care ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»

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