from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The younger of the two surviving ancient Greek epic poems, traditionally ascribed to Homer but containing much orally transmitted material composed over several centuries, and concerning the adventures and ordeals of the Greek warrior Odysseus after the fall of Troy as he struggles to return home and reestablish himself as king of Ithaca.
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- proper n. An epic poem, ascribed to Homer, that describes the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy.
From Ancient Greek Ὀδυσσεία (Odusseia). (Wiktionary)