Ithaca

[ith-uh-kuh]
noun
  1. one of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece: legendary home of Ulysses. 37 sq. mi. (96 sq. km).Greek Itháki.
  2. a city in S New York at the S end of Cayuga Lake.
Related formsIth·a·can, adjective, noun
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Ithacan

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Greek island of Ithaca or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Ithaca

Ithaca

noun
  1. 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 ithacan

Ithaca

western Greek Island, legendary home of Odysseus; the first element is perhaps Phoenician I "island;" the rest is unknown.

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