Greek-mythology-derived words? This is going to be one tough week!



MEANING: noun: A long eventful journey or experience.

ETYMOLOGY: After Odysseus, whose 10-year wandering after the fall of Troy is described in Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey. Earliest documented use: 1886.


CODYSSEY - Buffalo Bill wandered around the Old West for ten eventful years before reaching home

ODYSSKY - half Irish, half Polish

GODYSSEY - like a female deity; compare ODYSSHEY