βοῶπις

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From βοῦς (boûs, cow) +‎ ὤψ (ṓps, eye) +‎ -ις (-is, feminine adjectival suffix).

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AdjectiveEdit

βοῶπις (boôpisf (genitive βοώπιδος)

  1. (Homeric epithet of Hera and women) ox-eyed; having large, full eyes
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 3.144–145:
      ἅμα τῇ γε καὶ ἀμφίπολοι δύ’ ἕποντο,
      Αἴθρη Πιτθῆος θυγάτηρ, Κλυμένη τε βοῶπις·
      háma têi ge kaì amphípoloi dú’ héponto,
      Aíthrē Pitthêos thugátēr, Kluménē te boôpis;
      with her followed two handmaidens,
      Aethra daughter of Pittheus and ox-eyed Clymene
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.551:
      Τὸν δ’ ἠμείβετ’ ἔπειτα βοῶπις πότνια Ἥρη·
      Tòn d’ ēmeíbet’ épeita boôpis pótnia Hḗrē;
      Then ox-eyed queen Hera answered him:

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