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 ‎(Bósporos) (genitive Βοσπόρου); m, second declension

  1. Bosporus

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References[edit]

  • Apollodorus 2,7
  • p. 1,004 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  • H. Liddel - R. Scott