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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

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

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