Incorrect spelling, explanation: when you check the spelling of the word, you may notice that there are two versions available: Odesa and Odessa. Nevertheless, the version with a double -s letter is outdated and it’s a Russian translation of the city name, which simply spread worldwide. A few years ago, however, the UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names decided that the Ukrainian version should be official, which is Odesa.
Correct spelling, explanation: Odesa is a word of Greek origin and it derives from Odyssey by Homer. Odesa is a female, eastern Europe name, but it’s mostly known as a city name in Ukraine. For many years the name was spelled as Odessa – with a double s letter – but recently the version with a single s letter has been accepted as the official one.
Definition of Odesa:
1. noun – a city name in Ukraine,
Odesa, which is one of the largest cities in Ukraine has a rich and interesting history.
Expressions with Odesa:
The expressions are famous spots in the city, such as: Odesa Opera and Ballet Theater, Odesa National Scientific Library;
Odesa Opera and ballet Theater for sure is a place worth visiting if you’re a lover of classical music.
Odesa National Scientific Library has a wide collection of books from all around the world.
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