βουστροφηδόν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From βοῦς(boûs, ox) + στροφή(strophḗ, turn) + -δόν(-dón, in the manner of).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
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βουστροφηδόν ‎(boustrophēdón)

  1. boustrophedon: a manner of writing which alternated between left to right and right to left directions (similar to the back and forth pattern of someone plowing a field with an ox); an intermediate between the inherited right to left direction used by Semitic languages and the left to right direction ultimately used in later Greek.

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