Odysseus

noun

Odys·​seus ō-ˈdi-sē-əs How to pronounce Odysseus (audio)
-ˈdis-yəs,
-ˈdi-shəs,
-ˈdi-ˌshüs
: a king of Ithaca and Greek leader in the Trojan War who after the war wanders 10 years before reaching home

Examples of Odysseus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a man called the Odysseus of Honey who travels around by boats getting fresh honey from the bees. Mark Ellwood, Fortune Europe, 6 Apr. 2024 The reality of such developments is not far off, with Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lander touching down on the moon earlier this year and NASA planning a manned landing in 2026. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 5 Apr. 2024 For Intuitive Machines, which is partnering with AVL, Boeing, Michelin and Northrop Grumman, the contract award is another step in expanding its work on the moon after the landing of its Odysseus spacecraft earlier this year. Christian Davenport, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2024 Small Ithaka, known to Homer fans as the home of Odysseus, is still relatively undiscovered. Eleni N. Gage, Travel + Leisure, 1 Apr. 2024 The Timeless Allure of the Amalfi Coast On the Amalfi Coast, centuries of stories prevail, from those of Odysseus to Sophia Loren. Rob Ledonne, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Mar. 2024 Over the weekend, the U.S. private spacecraft Odysseus, which launched to the moon on February 15, was declared to be permanently dormant after failing to radio from the lunar south pole. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Mar. 2024 The lander’s developer, Intuitive Machines, has been trying to reestablish communication with Odysseus in the hopes that a solar charge would restore its capabilities. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 26 Mar. 2024 The Odysseus lander is a little wider than a hot-dog stand. David W. Brown, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Greek

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Odysseus was in 1616

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“Odysseus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Odysseus. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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