bovinity

bovine

[boh-vahyn, -vin, -veen]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.
2.
oxlike; cowlike.
3.
stolid; dull.
noun
4.
a bovine animal.

Origin:
1810–20; < Late Latin bovīnus of, pertaining to oxen or cows, equivalent to Latin bov- (stem of bōs) ox + -īnus -ine1

bovinely, adverb
bovinity [boh-vin-i-tee] , noun
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bovine (ˈbəʊvaɪn)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovini (cattle), a bovid tribe including domestic cattle
2.  (of people) dull; sluggish; stolid
 
n
3.  any animal belonging to the Bovini
 
[C19: from Late Latin bovīnus concerning oxen or cows, from Latin bōs ox, cow]
 
'bovinely
 
adv

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bovine
1817, from Fr. bovin (14c.), from L.L. bovinus, from L. bos (gen. bovis) "ox, cow," from PIE *gwous- (see cow). Figurative sense of "inert and stupid" is from 1855.
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bovine   (bō'vīn')  Pronunciation Key 
Characteristic of or resembling cows or cattle.
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