boustrophedon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βουστροφηδόν (boustrophēdon), from βοῦς (bous, ox) + στροφή (strophē, turning) + -δον (-don, adverbial suffix).

Adverb[edit]

boustrophedon (not comparable)

  1. of writing, in a fashion such that the reading direction changes from right-to-left to left-to-right every line.

Adjective[edit]

boustrophedon (not comparable)

  1. written from right-to-left and left-to-right on alternate lines
  2. (figuratively) changing direction, going back and forth
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