Odyssey is a Greek epic poem written by Homer about the long journey of a man named Odysseus, or a long and eventual journey or experience.
A spiritual quest is an example of an odyssey.
- an ancient Greek epic poem, ascribed to Homer, about the wanderings of Odysseus during the ten years after the fall of Troy
- pl. -·seys[o-] any extended wandering or journey
Origin of OdysseyClassical Latin Odyssea from Classical Greek Odysseia
- An extended adventurous voyage or trip.
- An intellectual or spiritual quest: an odyssey of discovery.
Origin of odysseyAfter the Odyssey
The younger of the two surviving ancient Greek epic poems, traditionally ascribed to Homer but containing much orally transmitted material composed over several centuries, and concerning the adventures and ordeals of the Greek warrior Odysseus after the fall of Troy as he struggles to return home and reestablish himself as king of Ithaca.
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