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Ulysses

[ yoo-lis-eez ]
/ yuˈlɪs iz /
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noun
Classical Mythology. 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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Cultural definitions for Ulysses

Ulysses

The Roman name of the Greek hero Odysseus.

notes for Ulysses

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

notes for Ulysses

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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