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boustrophedon definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions; literally `as the ox ploughs'

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Greek boustroph?don, adverb, literally, turning like oxen in plowing, from bous ox, cow + strephein to turn more at cow Date: 1699 the writing of alternate lines in opposite directions (as from left to right and from right to left) boustrophedon adjective or adverb boustrophedonic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & adv. (of written words) from right to left and from left to right in alternate lines. Etymology: Gk (adv.) = as an ox turns in ploughing f. bous ox + -strophos turning

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Boustrophedon Bou`stro*phe"don, n. [Gr. ? turning like oxen in plowing; ? to turn.] An ancient mode of writing, in alternate directions, one line from left to right, and the next from right to left (as fields are plowed), as in early Greek and Hittite.



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