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Dictionary Definition

homo

Noun

1 someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex [syn: homosexual, gay]
2 any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae [syn: man, human being, human]

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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. In the context of "slang|often pejorative": Short form of homosexual.
  2. In the context of "Canada": Homogenized milk with a high butterfat content.

Verb

homo
  1. to roof

Dutch

Esperanto

Etymology

Compare Catalan home, French homme, Interlingua homine, Italian uomo, Portuguese homem, Romanian om, Sardinian ómine, Spanish hombre.

Noun

  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)

Derived terms

homaro : humanity

See also

homo

Finnish

Noun

  1. gay man
  2. (rarely) any gay person

Synonyms

Derived terms

French

Noun

  1. gay (homosexual person, especially male)

Ido

Noun

  1. A human being, person.

Derived terms

Latin

Noun

  1. a human being, a man (in the sense of human being), a person
    Homo homini lupus est.
    Man acts like a wolf to man.
    Alere nolunt hominem edacem.
    They won't keep a greedy man.''
  2. sir
    Tu homo adigis me ad insaniam.
    You, sir, are driving me to madness.

Inflection

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Descendants

Norwegian

Noun

  1. A male homosexual person.

Swedish

Extensive Definition

Homo may refer to:
homo in Danish: Homo
homo in German: Homo
homo in French: Homo (homonymie)
homo in Italian: Uomo
homo in Hebrew: הומו
homo in Dutch: Homo
homo in Japanese: ホモ
homo in Norwegian: Homo
homo in Slovak: Homo
homo in Finnish: Homo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Adam, Adamite, Hominidae, Homo sapiens, auntie, being, bi-guy, bisexual, body, bull dyke, butch, cat, catamite, chap, character, chicken, clay, creature, customer, duck, dyke, earthling, fag, faggot, fairy, fallen humanity, fellow, femme, flesh, flit, fricatrice, fruit, generation of man, genus Homo, groundling, gunsel, guy, hand, head, hominid, homophile, homosexual, homosexualist, human, human being, human family, human nature, human race, human species, humanity, humankind, individual, invert, joker, le genre humain, lesbian, life, living soul, man, mankind, mortal, mortal flesh, mortality, mortals, nance, nose, one, pansy, party, pathic, person, personage, personality, punk, queen, queer, race of man, sapphist, single, somebody, someone, soul, tellurian, terran, tribade, worldling
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