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  • n. Mythology Odysseus.

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  • proper n. Latin name form of Odysseus

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  • n. (Roman mythology) Roman spelling for Odysseus


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin Ulixēs, Ulyssēs, from Greek dialectal Olusseus, variant of Greek Odusseus.

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From Latin Ulyssēs, a frequent error for Ulixēs ("Odysseus"), influenced by the Ancient Greek Ὀδυσσεύς (Odusseus).


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