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.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /bós.po.ros/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈbos.po.ros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈβos.po.ros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈvos.po.ros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈvos.po.ros/
  • Noun[edit]

    Βόσπορος (Bósporosm (genitive Βοσπόρου); second declension

    1. Bosporus

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