from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The king of Ithaca, a leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War, who reached home after ten years of wandering.
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- proper n. A male given name, (Greek mythology) son of Laertes and father of Telemachus; a Greek leader during the Trojan War, and responsible for the Trojan horse; king of Ithaca; hero of the Iliad and protagonist of the Odyssey
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- n. (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey
From Ancient Greek Ὀδυσσεύς (Odysseús). (Wiktionary)