bucentaur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Supposedly from Ancient Greek, but perhaps invented later. See remarks at Wikipedia.

Noun[edit]

bucentaur (plural bucentaurs)

  1. A supposed mythical monster, half ox, half man.
  2. A Venetian barge modelled on the state barge (called Bucentaur) used annually on Ascension Day in the ancient ceremony of the marriage of the state with the Adriatic.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bucentaur in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian bucentoro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /by.sɛnˈtɑu̯.ər/
  • Hyphenation: bu‧cen‧taur
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯ər

Noun[edit]

bucentaur m (plural bucentauren)

  1. A bucentaur (Venetian galley). [from early 19th c.]
  2. A bucentaur (human-bovine hybrid).