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Definition of "homo" [homo]

  • A member of the genus Homo, which includes the extinct and extant species of humans. (noun)
  • Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a gay man or lesbian. (noun)

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Use "homo" in a sentence
  • ""_Unus homo, nullus homo_" is a Latin proverb which means that one man alone is no man at all."
  • "For we must vnderstand that the spirit of God there, speaking of sciences, vnderstandes them that are lawfull; for except they be lawfull, they are but _abusiu√®_ called sciences, & are but ignorances indeede: _Nam homo pictus, non est homo_."
  • "By the official promulgation to the term homo√∂usion, theological speculation received"
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