Odyssey Od"ys*sey ([o^]d"[i^]s*s[y^]), n. [L. Odyssea, Gr. 'Ody`sseia, fr. 'Odyssey`s Ulysses: cf. F. Odyss['e]e.] An epic poem attributed to Homer, which describes the return of Ulysses to Ithaca after the siege of Troy. [1913 Webster]

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