Ὅμηρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Identical to ὅμηρος(hómēros, 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 ‎(Hómērosm ‎(genitive Ὁμήρου); second declension

  1. Homer

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References[edit]

  • Ὅμηρος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Ὅμηρος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Ὅμηρος in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,013
  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