βουστροφηδόν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From βοῦς (boûs, ox) + στροφή (strophḗ, turn).

Pronunciation[edit]

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βουστροφηδόν (boustrophēdon)

  1. boustrophedon: a manner of writing which alternated between left to right and right to left directions (similar to the back and forth pattern of someone plowing a field with an ox); an intermediate between the inherited right to left direction used by Semitic languages and the left to right direction ultimately used in later Greek.

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