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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Adjective[edit]

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[3], 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ho‧mo

Etymology[edit]

From homoseksueel.

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.

Noun[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of homo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative homo homot
genitive homon homojen
partitive homoa homoja
illative homoon homoihin
singular plural
nominative homo homot
accusative nom. homo homot
gen. homon
genitive homon homojen
partitive homoa homoja
inessive homossa homoissa
elative homosta homoista
illative homoon homoihin
adessive homolla homoilla
ablative homolta homoilta
allative homolle homoille
essive homona homoina
translative homoksi homoiksi
instructive homoin
abessive homotta homoitta
comitative homoineen

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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 ‎(plural homos)

  1. man

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

homo m, f ‎(plural homos)

  1. gay (homosexual person, especially male)

Adjective[edit]

homo m, f ‎(plural homos)

  1. gay, homo

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto homo, from English human, French homme and humain, Italian uomo, Spanish hombre, from Latin homō, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰm̥mō ‎(earthling).

Noun[edit]

homo (plural homi)

  1. human, man

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

homo m ‎(plural homini)

  1. Obsolete spelling of omo
    • c. 13th century, Francis of Assisi, “Cantico di Frate Sole”, Biblioteca del Sacro Convento di San Francesco [4]:
      Laudato ſi mi ſignore ᵱ ſora noſtra moꝛte coꝛᵱale, da la quale nullu uiuẽte po ſkappare.
      Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Bodily Death, from whose embrace no living person can escape.
    • 1472, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Johannes Numeister, Canto I, a3r, line 15]:
      Quando uiddi cuſtui nel gran diſerto ¶ Miſerere di me gridai ad lui ¶ qual che tu ſii o ombra o homo certo
      When I beheld him in the desert vast, ¶ «Have pity on me», unto him I cried, ¶ «whiche'er thou art, or shade or real man»

Latin[edit]

duo hominēs (two people)

Etymology[edit]

From earlier hemō, from Proto-Italic *hemō, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰmṓ ‎(earthling) (see here for cognate nouns), from *dʰéǵʰōm ‎(earth), whence Latin humus. See also nēmō ‎(no one), from *ne hemō.

Noteworthy is that the same Proto-Indo-European root gave both the nouns for earth and man similar to the 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, adigis mē ad insaniam.
    You, sir, are driving me insane.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • homo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • homo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • HOMO” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[5], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • our contemporaries; men of our time: homines qui nunc sunt (opp. qui tunc fuerunt)
    • our contemporaries; men of our time: homines huius aetatis, nostrae memoriae
    • that is the way of the world; such is life: sic vita hominum est
    • the position of the lower classes: condicio ac fortuna hominum infimi generis
    • what am I to do with this fellow: quid huic homini (also hoc homine) faciam?
    • Fortune makes men shortsighted, infatuates them: fortuna caecos homines efficit, animos occaecat
    • my most intimate acquaintance: homo intimus, familiarissimus mihi
    • to be in every one's mouth: in ore omnium or omnibus (hominum or hominibus, but only mihi, tibi, etc.) esse
    • to be a subject for gossip: in sermonem hominum venire
    • the common opinion, the general idea: existimatio hominum, omnium
    • a devotee of pleasure; a self-indulgent man: homo voluptarius (Tusc. 2. 7. 18)
    • many men, many minds: quot homines, tot sententiae
    • within the memory of man: post hominum memoriam
    • within the memory of man: post homines natos
    • learned, scientific, literary men: homines litterarum studiosi
    • learned, scientific, literary men: homines docti
    • a man of learning; a scholar; a savant: vir or homo doctus, litteratus
    • for a Roman he is decidedly well educated: sunt in illo, ut in homine Romano, multae litterae (De Sen. 4. 12)
    • to civilise men, a nation: homines, gentem a fera agrestique vita ad humanum cultum civilemque deducere (De Or. 1. 8. 33)
    • an accomplished dialectician: homo in dialecticis versatissimus
    • moral science; ethics: philosophia, in qua de bonis rebus et malis, deque hominum vita et moribus disputatur
    • a conscientious historian: homo in historia diligens
    • a singer, member of a choir: (homo) symphoniacus
    • a wit; a joker: (homo) ridiculus (Plaut. Stich. 1. 3. 21)
    • a man of no self-control, self-indulgent: homo impotens sui
    • a man of no self-control, self-indulgent: homo effrenatus, intemperans
    • a moral (immoral) man: homo bene (male) moratus
    • a depraved, abandoned character: homo perditus
    • a man of character, with a strong personality: vir constans, gravis (opp. homo inconstans, levis)
    • to sacrifice human victims: pro victimis homines immolare
    • to unite isolated individuals into a society: dissipatos homines in (ad) societatem vitae convocare (Tusc. 1. 25. 62)
    • to shun society: hominum coetus, congressus fugere
    • business-men: homines negotii (always in sing.) gerentes
    • an experienced politician: homo in re publica exercitatus
    • a parvenu (a man no member of whose family has held curule office): homo novus
    • people of every rank: homines omnis generis
    • people of every rank and age: homines omnium ordinum et aetatum
    • one of the people: homo plebeius, de plebe
    • a popular man: aurae popularis homo (Liv. 42. 30)
    • public opinion: existimatio populi, hominum
    • to be always considering what people think: multum communi hominum opinioni tribuere
    • men of sound opinions: homines graves (opp. leves)
    • a democrat: homo popularis
    • a man who genuinely wishes the people's good: homo vere popularis (Catil. 4. 5. 9)
    • a democratic leader: homo florens in populari ratione
    • revolutionists: homines seditiosi, turbulenti or novarum rerum cupidi

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

homo

  1. homosexual

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Noun[edit]

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

Novial[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

homo ‎(plural homos)

  1. man; man child

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

homo ‎(plural homo, comparable)

  1. homosexual (involving or relating to homosexuals)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

homo c

  1. homosexual