from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as homunculus, 2.


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  • The giant saw the homuncule was irascible, and played upon him, being encouraged thereto by the shouts of laughter.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

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  • Lord George called for port and champagne and beckoned the bowing homuncule to his box, that he might compliment him on his skill and pledge him in a bumper of the grape.
    —Max Beerbohm, The Happy Hypocrite, 1897

    in modern use normally 'homunculus'

    December 31, 2008