Homo

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See also: homo, HOMO, and homo-

Translingual[edit]

Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis, comparison of skulls

Etymology[edit]

From Latin homō (human being, man).

Proper noun[edit]

Homo m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Hominidae – various species of man, all but one of which is extinct.
    • 2008, Futurama: Bender's Game
      Good God. Just knowing we're in the same genus makes me embarrassed to call myself Homo.

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Hyponyms[edit]

(genus): Homo sapiens (sole extant species)

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of Homosexueller.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhoːmo/
  • Hyphenation: Ho‧mo
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Noun[edit]

Homo m (genitive Homos, plural Homos)

  1. (informal, derogatory) homosexual, gay
    Synonyms: Homosexueller, Schwuler
    Antonym: Hete

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Further reading[edit]

  • Homo in Duden online
  • Homo” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache