Posts tagged Odysseus

Name for today- Odessa


Gender: Feminine

Usage: Various

From the name of a Ukrainian city which sits on the north coast of the Black Sea. This name can also be used as a feminine form of ODYSSEUS


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Name for today :) Homer


Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Ancient Greek (Anglicized)

Pronounced: HO-mər (English) [key]

From the Greek name ‘Ομηρος (Homeros), derived from ‘ομηρος (homeros) meaning “hostage, pledge”. Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the ‘Iliad’, about the Trojan War, and the ‘Odyssey’, about Odysseus’ journey home after the war. There is some debate about when he lived, or if he was even a real person, though most scholars place him in the 8th century BC. In the modern era, Homer has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world (chiefly in America) since the 18th century. This name is borne by the cartoon father on the television series ‘The Simpsons’.

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