βοῦς

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

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βοῦς ‎(boûsm, f ‎(genitive βοός); 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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