βοῦς

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *gʷous, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. Cognates include Old English (English cow), Latin bōs, and Sanskrit गो ().

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. cow, ox, cattle
  2. shield: ὃτι ἐκ βοείων ἐστι δερμάτων συνεκδοχικῶς τὸ ὃπλον. Because the weapon is made of successive bovine skins.

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

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