Homer
Homer Ho"mer, n. [Heb. kh[=o]mer.] A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts. [Written also {chomer}, {gomer}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Homer — a Greek poet who probably lived around 800 to 700 years ↑BC. His two ↑epic poems, the Iliad and the ↑Odyssey, which tell the stories of characters such as ↑Achilles and ↑Odysseus and the Greek war against Troy, have had great influence on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • homer — homer1 [hō′mər] n. [Heb ḥōmer, homer, mound < ḥāmar, to surge up, swell up] 1. an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about 61/ 4 bushels 2. an ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure equal to about 58 gallons: It was equivalent to the… …   English World dictionary

  • HOMER° — HOMER°, early Greek poet who was highly esteemed in the Hellenistic Jewish world. He is quoted by Philo, Josephus, and the Sibylline oracles. Spurious Homeric verses, extolling monotheism and the sanctity of the Sabbath, formed part of Jewish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Homer — (spr. hōmĕr), Winslow, nordamerikan. Maler, geb. 24. Febr. 1836 in Boston, trat mit 19 Jahren bei einem Lithographen in die Lehre, wo er zwei Jahre blieb. 1859 zog er nach New York, studierte in der Nationalakademie und lieferte zahlreiche… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Homer — Hom er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homer — Ho mer, n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Hoemother}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Homer — Homer, 1) Städtischer Bezirk mit Postamt (Post township) in der Grafschaft Cortland des Staates New York (Nordamerika); 4000 Ew.; 2) Postort darin am Tionghnioga Creek; 1800 Ew.; 3) Hauptort des Kirchspiels (Parish) Claiborne im Staate Louisiana; …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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