taurokathapsia

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ταυροκαθάψια (taurokathapsia), variant of ταυροκάθαψις (taurokathapsis), from ταῦρος (tauros, bull) + κάθαψις (kathapsis). Apparently coined by Arthur Evans, the excavator of Knossos, in ca. 1910.

Noun[edit]

taurokathapsia (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Bull-leaping, as depicted in Bronze Age art, especially from Minoan Crete.

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