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

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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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