Ὅμηρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Identical to ὅμηρος (homēros, hostage), possibly an early nickname.[1] The word itself could stem from a combination of Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰm̥mō (earthling) + PIE suffix meaning "to join," in the sense of a master carpenter or wheel-maker.[2]

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Proper noun[edit]

Ὅμηρος (Homēros) (genitive Ὁμήρου) m, second declension

  1. Homer

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lucian, Verae Historiae 2.20, cited and tr. Barbara Graziosi‚Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic, Cambridge University Press, 2002 p. 127
  2. ^ Young, The Printed Homer: A 3,000 Year Publishing and Translation History of the Iliad and the Odyssey, p. 12