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I.Lat. bos (bov-is), a bullock, bull, ox, or a cow, in pl. oxen or kine, cattle, Hom., etc.
II.= βοείη or βοέη (always fem.), an ox-hide shield, Il.
III.proverb., βοῦς ἐπὶ γλώσσηι βέβηκε, βοῦς ἐπὶ γλώσσης ἐπιβαίνει, of people who keep silence from some weighty reason, from the notion of a heavy body keeping down the tongue, Theogn., Aesch.

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