Βόσπορος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

By ancient (Aeschylus) folk-etymology explained as from βοός ‎(boós, cow) + πόρος ‎(póros, passage), after Io's travel here after she was turned into a cow by Zeus.

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Noun[edit]

Βόσπορος ‎(Bósporosm ‎(genitive Βοσπόρου); second declension

  1. Bosphorus

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References[edit]

  • Apollodorus 2,7
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,004
  • H. Liddel - R. Scott