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βοῦς

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Those that embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing, but their narrow selves.
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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷōus. Cognates include Sanskrit गो (go), Latin bos, and Old English (English cow).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [bóː̀s]
  • (Koine): IPA: [buːs]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [βus]

Noun

βοῦς (genitive βοός) m & f, third declension; (bous)

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

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