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From Ancient Greek ταυροκαθάψια (taurokathápsia), variant of ταυροκάθαψις (taurokáthapsis), from ταῦρος (taûros, “bull”) + κάθαψις (káthapsis). Apparently coined by Arthur Evans, the excavator of Knossos, in ca. 1910.
- (rare) Bull-leaping, as depicted in Bronze Age art, especially from Minoan Crete.