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- (General American) IPA(key): /boʊd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bəʊd/
- Rhymes: -əʊd
- Homophone: bode
bowed (not comparable)
- Having a bow (rod for playing stringed instruments).
- a bowed instrument
- (in combination) Equipped with a bow (weapon).
- 1875, Thomas Charles Baring, transl., Pindar in English Rhyme; Being an Attempt to Render the Epinikian Odes, with the Principal Remaining Fragments, of Pindar, into English Rhymed Verse, London: Henry S. King & Co., page 91:
- […] the deadly fight / At Sparta sing, that nigh / Kithairon’s heiglits was fought, whereby / The Persian host of bent-bowed archers came / To ruin; […]
- 1927, Ye Sylvan Archer, page 19:
- Now some of our weak-bowed archers are using glass sights on their bows for 100-yard shooting.
- 1963, James Michie, transl., The Odes of Horace: The Centennial Hymn, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., published 1965, →LCCN, pages 227–228:
- Apollo, augur, bright-bowed archer, well-loved / Music-master of the nine Muses, healer / Whose skill in medicine can ease the body’s / Ills and infirmities, / By thy affection for the Palatine altars / Prolong, we pray, the Roman State and Latium’s / Prosperity into future cycles, nobler / Eras, for evermore.
- 1972, The Homeric Hymns and The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice, New York, N.Y.: Atheneum, page 56:
- Say, is He Zeus? or perhaps He’s the silver-bowed archer Apollo?
- 2012, Bhikkhu Bodhi, transl., The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Aṅguttara Nikāya, Boston: Wisdom Publications, →ISBN, page 435:
- My speed was like that of a light arrow easily shot by a firm-bowed archer—one trained, skillful, and experienced—across the shadow of a palmyra tree.