Ulysses

[ yoo-lis-eez; also British yoo-luh-seez ]
/ yuˈlɪs iz; also British ˈyu ləˌsiz /
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noun

Latin name for Odysseus.
(italics) a psychological novel (1922) by James Joyce.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for ulysses

Ulysses

/ (ˈjuːlɪˌsiːz, juːˈlɪsiːz) /

noun

the Latin name of Odysseus
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Word Origin and History for ulysses

Ulysses


Latin name for Odysseus, from Latin Ulysses, Ulixes. Famous for wandering as well as craftiness and ability at deceit. For -d- to -l- alteration, see lachrymose.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for ulysses

Ulysses


The Roman name of the Greek hero Odysseus.

Note

In the Aeneid of Virgil, which was written in Latin, Odysseus is called Ulysses.

Note

The Irish author James Joyce adopted the name for the title of his masterpiece of the early twentieth century, which is, in part, a retelling of the myth of Odysseus.
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