homo-

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See also: homo, Homo, and HOMO

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós, same).

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homo-

  1. same
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Etymology 2[edit]

From homosexual.

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homo-

  1. Of or pertaining to homosexuals or homosexuality.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From homologue.

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homo-

  1. (organic chemistry) Used to form the names of compounds derived from simpler ones by addition of a methylene group.
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós).

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homo-

  1. homo- (same)
    Antonym: hetero-

Etymology 2[edit]

From homosexual.

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homo-

  1. homo- (of or pertaining to homosexuality)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Second sense abstracted from homoseksualitet or homoseksuel.

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homo-

  1. same, homo-
  2. pertaining to homosexuality
    ægteskab (marriage) + ‎homo- → ‎homoægteskab (same-sex marriage)
    -fobi (-phobia) + ‎homo- → ‎homofobi (homophobia)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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homo-

  1. homo- (same)
  2. homo- (pertaining to homosexuality)

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Finnish[edit]

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homo-

  1. homo- (same; only in loanwords directly adapted from a term in which "homo-" appears in this sense, e.g. homogeeninen, homoseksuaali, homonyymi)
  2. homo-, gay (homosexual; with common language words, e.g. homobaari, homoliitto, homomies)

French[edit]

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homo-

  1. homo- (same)
  2. homo- (pertaining to homosexuality)
  3. Alternative form of homéo-

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós).

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homo-

  1. homo- (same)
    Antonym: hetero-

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping homosexual

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homo-

  1. homo- (relating to homosexuality)
    Antonym: hetero-

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hom- (before some vowel-initial roots)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈho(ː)mo/
  • Hyphenation: ho‧mo-

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós, same).

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homo-

  1. homo- (same)
    homo- + ‎sexuell (sexual) → ‎homosexuell (homosexual)
    Antonym: hetero-

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of homosexuell.

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homo-

  1. homo- (of or pertaining to homosexuality)
    homo- + ‎Ehe (marriage) → ‎Homoehe (same-sex marriage)
    homo- + ‎-phobie (-phobia) → ‎Homophobie (homophobia)

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Further reading[edit]

  • homo- in Duden online
  • homo-” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós, same); found only in words borrowed from other languages (compare English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese homo-, Italian omo-).

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homo-

  1. homo- (same)

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Portuguese[edit]

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homo-

  1. homo- (same; identical)
  2. homo- (relating to homosexuals)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós).

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homo-

  1. homo- (same)
    Antonym: hetero-

Etymology 2[edit]

From homosexual

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homo-

  1. homo- (relating to homosexuality)

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