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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: The Odyssey; ODYSSEUS

odyssey

noun
     
od‧ys‧sey [countable] literary
1 a series of experiences that teach you something about yourself or about life:
a spiritual odyssey
2AL a long journey with a lot of adventures or difficulties
on an odyssey
They departed Texas on a three-year odyssey that took them as far as Japan.

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