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Phaeacia

[fee-ey-shuh] /fiˈeɪ ʃə/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
an island nation on the shores of which Odysseus was shipwrecked and discovered by Nausicaä.
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Phaeacian, noun, adjective
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  • Here the phaeacian leaders used to sit, drinking and eating, holding constant cheer.

  • It is not to be compared with the phaeacian stories of the adventures of Odysseus.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
  • The picture of the phaeacian court also bears a general resemblance to that of the Danish court as described in Beowulf.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • The phaeacian story is indeed episodic; the interest of those adventures is different from that of the meeting with Penelope.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
  • No one can reasonably doubt that the list of phaeacian athletes is the invention of one man.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • This poem includes the phaeacian episode, and the account of Ulysses' adventures as told by himself in Books ix.-xii.

    The Odyssey Homer
British Dictionary definitions for phaeacian

Phaeacian

/fiːˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) one of a race of people inhabiting the island of Scheria visited by Odysseus on his way home from the Trojan War
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