βοῶπις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From βοῦς (boûs, cow) +‎ ὤψ (ṓps, eye) +‎ -ις (-is, feminine adjectival suffix).

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βοῶπις (boôpisf (genitive βοώπιδος)

  1. (Homeric epithet of Hera and women) ox-eyed; having large, full eyes
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 3.144–145
      ἅμα τῇ γε καὶ ἀμφίπολοι δύ' ἕποντο,
      Αἴθρη Πιτθῆος θυγάτηρ, Κλυμένη τε βοῶπις·
      háma têi ge kaì amphípoloi dú' héponto,
      Aíthrē Pitthêos thugátēr, Kluménē te boôpis;
      with her followed two handmaidens,
      Aethra daughter of Pittheus and ox-eyed Clymene
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.551
      Τὸν δ' ἠμείβετ' ἔπειτα βοῶπις πότνια Ἥρη·
      Tòn d' ēmeíbet' épeita boôpis pótnia Hḗrē;
      Then ox-eyed queen Hera answered him:

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