From Latin homēricus (“of or pertaining to Homer; Homeric”), from Ancient Greek Ὁμηρικός (Homērikós), from Ὅμηρος (Hómēros, “Homer”) (possibly from ὅμηρος (hómēros, “hostage”), a nickname) + -ῐκός (-ikós, “suffix added to nouns to form adjectives”) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *-kos (“suffix forming adjectives denoting ‘characteristic of, typical of, pertaining to’”)); analysable as Homer + -ic.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /həʊˈmɛɹɪk/
- (General American) IPA(key): /hoʊˈmɛɹɪk/
- Hyphenation: Ho‧mer‧ic
- Resembling or relating to the epic poetry of Homer.
- Of or pertaining to Greece during the Bronze Age, as described in Homer's works.
- Fit to be immortalized in poetry by Homer; epic, heroic.