- a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “same” (homology); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (homomorphic).
Origin of homo-
- being the same or likehomologous; homosexual Compare hetero-
Word Origin for homo-
word-forming element meaning "same, the same, equal, like," before vowels hom-, from Greek homos "one and the same," also "belonging to two or more jointly," from PIE *somos (cf. Sanskrit samah "even, the same," Lithuanian similis "like," Gothic sama "the same," samana "together;" see same).
- Same; like:homotype.
- A prefix meaning same, as in homogamous, having the same kind of flower.