- The definition of homines are any of the scientific genus of hominids.
Examples of homines are humans.
Variant of homo
any of a genus (Homo) of hominids, consisting of existing humans (H. sapiens) and certain extinct species of humans (H. erectus and H. habilis)
Origin of homoClassical Latin a man, human being ; from Indo-European an unverified form ĝhom- ; from base an unverified form ĝhthem-, earth, ground from source Classical Latin humus, Classical Greek chthōn, earth, Old English guma, man