Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Ou’tis (Greek, nobody).

 Out of the Wood.Outrigger. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ou’tis (Greek, nobody).
A name assumed by Odysseus in the cave of Polyphmos. When the monster roared with pain from the loss of his eye, his brother giants demanded from a distance who was hurting him: “Nobody,” thundered out Polyphemos, and his companions went their way. Odysseus in Latin is Ulysses.   1

 Out of the Wood.Outrigger. 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.