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βοῦς

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *gʷous, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷōus. Cognates include Sanskrit गो (go), Latin bos, and Old English (English cow).

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NounEdit

βοῦς (boûs) (genitive βοός); m f, third declension

  1. cow, ox, cattle
  2. shield - ὃτι ἐκ βοείων ἐστι δερμάτων συνεκδοχικῶς τό ὃπλον. Because the weapon is made of successive bovine skins.

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