Bucephalus

Bucephalus

[byoo-sef-uh-luhs]
noun
the horse used by Alexander the Great on most of his military campaigns.
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Bucephalus (bjuːˈsɛfələs)
 
n
the favourite horse of Alexander the Great
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek Boukephalos, from bous ox + kephalē head]

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Bucephalus
Alexander the Great's favorite horse, from Gk. Boukephalos, lit. "Ox-head," from bous "ox" + kephale "head."
"Men called [him] Bucephalus ... of the marke or brand of a buls head, which was imprinted vpon his shoulder." [Pliny, I.220, tr. Holland, 1601]
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