- one of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece: legendary home of Ulysses. 37 sq. mi. (96 sq. km).Greek Itháki.
- a city in S New York at the S end of Cayuga Lake.
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Examples from the Web for ithaca
Superintendent of Schools Donald Trombley is quoted in The Ithaca Journal: “It is unbelievable hysteria.”The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
E. Jean Carroll
April 19, 2014
You spent the first years of your life in Belgrade, but now live in Ithaca, New York.A Fierce Debut
March 9, 2011
Ithaca, for example, always made the top 25, but adding the last two variables to the index raised its rank from 14th to first.
Ithaca is first followed by Madison, Wisconsin; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Durham, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Boulder Colorado.
But one little-known fact about the Ithaca university is that it is, in part, a land-grant state institution.20 Colleges Worth the Price
March 23, 2009
The tide was rising now, and presently the Ithaca began to float.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Elias Graves was pastor of one of the largest churches in Ithaca.
Here through the silence came a shock to the citizens of Ithaca.
Two miles from Ithaca the boy became light-headed and feeble.
Odysseus in the house of Alcinous is not different from Odysseus of the return to Ithaca.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
- a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, the smallest of the Ionian Islands: regarded as the home of Homer's Odysseus. Area: 93 sq km (36 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Itháki (iˈθaki)
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Word Origin and History for ithaca
western Greek Island, legendary home of Odysseus; the first element is perhaps Phoenician I "island;" the rest is unknown.
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