pre-Homeric

adjective

pre-Ho·​mer·​ic ˌprē-hō-ˈmer-ik How to pronounce pre-Homeric (audio)
: occurring before the time of the Greek poet Homer or the Homeric writings
pre-Homeric civilizations
a pre-Homeric account of the Trojan War

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pre-Homeric was in 1849

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“Pre-Homeric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pre-Homeric. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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