One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(Also more fully "Homeric catalogue of ships") a long and detailed listing of the contingents of the Achaean forces which sailed to Troy, given in the second book of Homer's Iliad.
2(By extension) any similarly long or encyclopedic list.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Aikin (1747–1822), physician and writer.
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