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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. an island nation on the shores of which Odysseus was shipwrecked and discovered by Nausicaä.
Related formsPhae·a·cian, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Nausithous founds Phaeacia, his city is not called Nausithoa.

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  • Nausithous, a builder of temples, 130;founder of Phaeacia, 170.

  • By a latent vein from Alcinous' line, her father hailing from Phaeacia's isle?

  • Phaeacia means Corcyra, and Chaonia is a district of Epirus.

  • Nicean barks: the Greek ships that bore the wanderer, Ulysses, from Phaeacia to his home.

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