Homeric [hoh-mer-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- 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 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.
February 27, 2014
For me, this music conjures his surpassing diplomatic skills, his gift for Homeric friendship—and his promise, lost.
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.
Leslie H. Gelb
May 8, 2010
What is the Aeneid if not a re-imagining of the Homeric epics?
February 26, 2010
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.
The place had an Homeric simplicity and beauty which touched his sense of fitness.
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 Homeric Homerian (həʊˈmɪərɪən) adjective
- 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 Word Origin and History for homeric Homeric adj.