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What is the derivation of the word 'odyssey'?

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June 06, 2007 1:20AM

I think the word "odyssey" derives from the title of Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey". As far as I know, the title comes from the name of the poem's main character, Odysseus. I think the word "odyssey" derives from the title of Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey". As far as I know, the title comes from the name of the poem's main character, Odysseus. I think the word "odyssey" derives from the title of Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey". As far as I know, the title comes from the name of the poem's main character, Odysseus. I think the word "odyssey" derives from the title of Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey". As far as I know, the title comes from the name of the poem's main character, Odysseus.