βοῦς

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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

βοῦς ‎(boûsm, f ‎(genitive βοός); third declension boys bous may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek βοῦς.

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

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SynonymsEdit

(shield): αἰγίς ‎(aigís), ἀσπίδιον ‎(aspídion), ἀσπίς ‎(aspís), βοάγριον ‎(boágrion), πέλτη ‎(péltē), ῥῑνός ‎(rhīnós), σάκος ‎(sákos), σκοῦτα ‎(skoûta)

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