Homeric


Homeric

Homeric [hoh-mer-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of, relating to, or suggestive of Homer or his poetry.
  2. of heroic dimensions; grand; imposing: Homeric feats of exploration.

Origin of Homeric 1765–75; Latin Homēricus Greek Homērikós, equivalent to Hómēr(os) Homer + -ikos -ic Related formsHo·mer·i·cal·ly, adverbnon-Ho·mer·ic, adjectivepost-Ho·mer·ic, adjectivepre-Ho·mer·ic, adjectivepseu·do-Ho·mer·ic, adjective Related Words for homeric classic, humanistic, academic, attic, Latin, Hellenic, Doric, Greek, roman, scholastic, Ionic, Grecian, bookish, canonical, Augustan, Homeric, Virgilian, belletristic Examples from the Web for homeric Contemporary Examples of homeric

  • With a boy, trouble must be of Homeric dimensions to last overnight.

    American Dreams, 1914: Penrod by Booth Tarkington

    Nathaniel Rich

    February 27, 2014

  • For me, this music conjures his surpassing diplomatic skills, his gift for Homeric friendship—and his promise, lost.

    The Richard Holbrooke I Knew

    Leslie H. Gelb

    January 2, 2011

  • He wanted to ensure that in these Homeric days of countless heroes, that the heroes of Times Square would not be forgotten.

    All Those Times Square Heroes

    Leslie H. Gelb

    May 8, 2010

  • What is the Aeneid if not a re-imagining of the Homeric epics?

    The Power of Myths

    Sam Munson

    February 26, 2010

  • Historical Examples of homeric

  • What pitched battles, worthy to be chanted in Homeric strains!

    Snow Flakes (From “Twice Told Tales”)

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • A burst of Homeric laughter was Sir William’s reply–laughter in which all were fain to join.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • The place had an Homeric simplicity and beauty which touched his sense of fitness.

    A Singer from the Sea

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • Well, then, I will open the door and let them all in; they shall mingle in an Homeric ‘meeting of the waters.’

    Philebus

    Plato

  • Homeric Epicism—antique Hellenism and modern Hellenism are both there.

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • British Dictionary definitions for homeric Homeric Homerian (həʊˈmɪərɪən) adjective

    1. of, relating to, or resembling Homer or his poems
    2. imposing or heroic
    3. of or relating to the archaic form of Greek used by HomerSee epic

    Derived FormsHomerically, adverb Word Origin and History for homeric Homeric adj.

    1771, from Homer + -ic. Homerical is from 1670s. Cf. Latin Homericus, Greek Homerikos.

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