βοῦς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Αἱ βόες.jpg

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *gʷous (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀦𐀃 (qo-o)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. Cognates include Old English (English cow), Irish , Latin bōs, and Sanskrit गो ().

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Noun[edit]

βοῦς (boûsm or f (genitive βοός); third declension

  1. cow, ox, cattle
  2. shield
    ὅτι ἐκ βοείων ἐστι δερμάτων συνεκδοχικῶς τὸ ὅπλον.
    hóti ek boeíōn esti dermátōn sunekdokhikôs tò hóplon.
    Because the weapon is made of successive bovine skins.

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(shield): αἰγίς (aigís), ἀσπίδιον (aspídion), ἀσπίς (aspís), βοάγριον (boágrion), κρίγδανον (krígdanon), πέλτη (péltē), ῥῑνός (rhīnós), σάκος (sákos), σκοῦτα (skoûta)

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