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Homeric (hoe-MER-ik) adjective

1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Homer, his works, or the legends and age of which he wrote.
2. Heroic in proportion, degree, or character; epic.

[After Homer fl. 850 B.C. Greek epic poet to whom the epics Iliad and Odyssey are attributed.]

"We'll know whether the voyages of the starship Enterprise meet the Homeric test of time in about 3,000 years." James P. Pinkerton; Star Trek: Enduring Echo of the New Frontier; Newsday; Dec 1, 1994.

This week's theme: Eponyms

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There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. -Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

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