of, relating to, or suggestive of Homer or his poetry.
of heroic dimensions; grand; imposing: Homeric feats of exploration.
Origin of Homeric
1765–75;Related formsHo·mer·i·cal·ly, adverbnon-Ho·mer·ic, adjectivepost-Ho·mer·ic, adjectivepre-Ho·mer·ic, adjectivepseu·do-Ho·mer·ic, adjective
< Latin Homēricus
< Greek Homērikós,
equivalent to Hómēr(os
+ -ikos -ic
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Examples from the Web for pre-homeric
Historical Examples of pre-homeric
Thus there were cairns enough, believed to be of heroic and pre-Homeric date.
But one peculiarity of the Pre-Homeric religion was, that it consisted in the adoration of different gods in different places.
The Mycen lions and the grim lioness of Corfu are ascribed with a calmness which seems brutal to "pre-Homeric times."
Of the pre-Homeric poetry we have no remains, and very little knowledge.
The evidence turns on theories of phonetic laws as they worked in pre-Homeric Greece.
British Dictionary definitions for pre-homeric
Derived FormsHomerically, adverb
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
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Word Origin and History for pre-homeric
1771, from Homer + -ic. Homerical is from 1670s. Cf. Latin Homericus, Greek Homerikos.
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