Homer Look up Homer at Dictionary.com
traditional name of the author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," from Latin Homerus, from Greek Homeros. The name first occurs in a fragment of Hesiod. It is identical to Greek homeros "hostage," also "blind" (connecting notion is "going with a companion").
homer (n.) Look up homer at Dictionary.com
short for home run, from 1884. As a verb, from 1946. Related: Homered; homering.