homo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A clipping of words formed from Ancient Greek ὁμο- (homo-, same).

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Noun[edit]

homo (countable and uncountable, plural homos)

  1. (colloquial, often pejorative) Short form of homosexual.
    • 1938, Cecil Day Lewis, Starting point[1], page 127:
      "... He's a homo."
      "My dear Theo, at my age one can't worry about little details like that. Besides, he's got such a nice voice."
    I heard that she's a homo, but she hasn't come out of the closet yet.
  2. (uncountable, dated, US, Canada) Homogenized milk with a high butterfat content.
    • 1956, Purdue University. Agricultural Experiment Station., Station bulletin[2], page 25:
      One quart of homo wholesale in glass equals one quart equivalent. Certain modifications were made in these relatives to adjust for variations in units per ...

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homo (comparative more homo, superlative most homo)

  1. (colloquial, sometimes pejorative) Of or pertaining to homosexuality.
  2. (not comparable, Canada, US) Homogenized; almost always said of milk with a high butterfat content.
    • 1958, American milk review and milk plant monthly, volume 20, page 190: 
      Regular homo milk was being sold out of stores in half gallons for 33 cents against 44 cents on regular homo milk on home delivery.

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Chickasaw[edit]

Verb[edit]

homo

  1. to roof

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From homoseksueel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ho‧mo

Noun[edit]

homo m (plural homo's, diminutive homootje n)

  1. (neutral, not offensive) gay, homosexual
  2. (offensive, derogatory) Used as a general slur.

Usage notes[edit]

The word homo is a general, neutral and somewhat informal term for a homosexual person. It is used as a slur by some, but either the term, or its use in this way, this can be considered offensive. Because the word itself is not inherently offensive or vulgar, some people may take offense at the implication that homosexuality is something negative and shameful that could be used as a derogatory term. This depends, of course, on a particular person's attitude towards homosexuality. Compare similar usage of English gay.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homo. Compare Catalan home, French homme, Interlingua homine, Italian uomo, Portuguese homem, Romanian om, Sardinian ómine, Spanish hombre.

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homo (accusative singular homon, plural homoj, accusative plural homojn)

  1. a human being, person
    • 1933, La Sankta Biblio, (Evangelio laŭ Luko 4:4):
      Kaj Jesuo respondis al li: Estas skribite, Ne per la pano sole vivos homo.
      Then Jesus answered him, "It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone." (Luke 4:4)

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homo


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

homo

  1. gay man
  2. (rarely) any gay person
  3. (offensive, derogatory) Used as a general slur.

Usage notes[edit]

The word homo is a general, neutral and somewhat informal term for a homosexual person. It is used as a slur by some, but either the term, or its use in this way, this can be considered offensive. Because the word itself is not inherently offensive or vulgar, some people may take offense at the implication that homosexuality is something negative and shameful that could be used as a derogatory term. This depends, of course, on a particular person's attitude towards homosexuality. Compare similar usage in Dutch.

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Franco-Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homō, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰm̥mō (earthling).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Savoyard dialect) IPA(key): /ˈomo/
  • (Bressan dialect) IPA(key): /ˈumu/

Noun[edit]

homo m

  1. man

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

homo m, f (plural homos)

  1. gay (homosexual person, especially male)

Adjective[edit]

homo (masculine and feminine, plural homos)

  1. gay, homo

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto homo, from Latin homō, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰm̥mō (earthling).

Noun[edit]

homo (plural homi)

  1. human being, person

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Latin[edit]

duo hominēs (two people)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin hemō, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰm̥mō (earthling). Cognates include Old Lithuanian žmuõ (man), Old Prussian zmūi and Gothic 𐌲𐌿𐌼𐌰 (guma).

Compare also nēmō (no one), from *ne hemō. Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰm̥mon- (or *dhĝhm̥ó according to Mallory and Adams) is a derivative of *dʰéǵʰōm (earth), whence also Latin humus. Thus, same Proto-Indo-European root gave both the nouns for man and earth; compare similar semasiological development in Semitic languages: Hebrew אָדָם (adám, man), אֲדָמָה (adamá, soil).

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Noun[edit]

homō m (genitive hominis); third declension

  1. a human being, a man (in the sense of human being), a person
    Homō hominī lupus est.
    Man acts like a wolf to man.
    Alere nōlunt hominem edācem.
    They won't keep a greedy man.
    Hominēs, dum docent, discunt.
    Men learn while they teach.
  2. sir
    Tū, homō, adigisad insaniam.
    You, sir, are driving me to madness.

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative homō hominēs
genitive hominis hominum
dative hominī hominibus
accusative hominem hominēs
ablative homine hominibus
vocative homō hominēs

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for homofil (homophile) or homofil person (homophile person).

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homo

  1. homosexual

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homo m

  1. A male homosexual person.

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References[edit]

  • “homo” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • homo” in The Ordnett Dictionary

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

homo (plural homos)

  1. man; man child

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

homo m, f (plural homo; comparable)

  1. homosexual (involving or relating to homosexuals)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

homo c

  1. homosexual