Homerically, adv.
/hoh mer"ik/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of Homer or his poetry.
2. of heroic dimensions; grand; imposing: Homeric feats of exploration.
[1765-75; < L Homericus < Gk Homerikós, equiv. to Hómer(os) HOMER + -ikos -IC]

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