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Lisbon

A corruption of' Ulyssippo (Ulysses' polis or city). Said by some to have been founded by Lusus, who visited Portugal with Ulysses, whence “Lusitania” (q.v.); and by others to have been founded by Ulysses himself This is Camoens' version. (See above.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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