(Greek, nobody). A name assumed by Odysseus in the cave
of Polyphemos. When the monster roared with the pain from the loss of
his eye, his brother giants demanded from a distance who was hurting
“Nobody,” thundered out Polyphemos, and his companions went their
way. Odysseus in Latin is Ulysses.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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