of, relating to, or suggestive of Homer or his poetry.
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
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Historical Examples of homeric

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

  • 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.'

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



British Dictionary definitions for homeric


Homerian (həʊˈmɪərɪən)


of, relating to, or resembling Homer or his poems
imposing or heroic
of or relating to the archaic form of Greek used by HomerSee epic
Derived FormsHomerically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for homeric



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

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