Definition of Phaeacian in English:

Phaeacian

noun

  • (in the Odyssey) an inhabitant of Scheria (Corfu), whose people were noted for their hedonism.

    • ‘‘Likening Odysseus’ ‘untriumphal entry’ into the city of the Phaeacians to Jesus' entry into Jerusalem seems forced and strained.‘’
    • ‘Viewing these Homeric exploits, it is as though the viewers were themselves masquerading as an audience for an epic recitation - perhaps even Odysseus's own recitation of his adventures to the Phaeacians in Books IX-XII of the Odyssey.’
    • ‘The next four show Odysseus himself released from the island of Calypso and arriving at the land of the Phaeacians, a half-way house between the fairy-tale world of his adventures and the real world of Ithaca which awaits him.’

Origin

From Latin Phaeacia, Greek Phaiakia, the name of the island of Scheria, + -an.

Pronunciation:

Phaeacian

/fiːˈeɪʃ(ə)n/