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Gender Masculine
Scripts Οδυσσευς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. O-DUYS-SEWS(Classical Greek)
o-DIS-ee-əs(English)
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Meaning & History

Perhaps derived from Greek οδυσσομαι (odyssomai) "to hate". In Greek legend Odysseus was one of the Greek heroes who fought in the Trojan War. In the 'Odyssey' Homer relates Odysseus's misadventures on his way back to his kingdom and his wife Penelope.
Other Languages & CulturesUlysses(English) Ulysse(French) Ulisse(Italian) Ulisses(Portuguese) Ulysses(Roman Mythology) Ulises(Spanish)

Images

18th-century depiction of Odysseus and Calypso by Angelica Kauffman18th-century depiction of Odysseus and Calypso by Angelica Kauffman

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