follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

Bucephalus

[byoo-sef-uh-luh s] /byuˈsɛf ə ləs/
noun
1.
the horse used by Alexander the Great on most of his military campaigns.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Bucephalus

Bucephalus

/bjuːˈsɛfələs/
noun
1.
the favourite horse of Alexander the Great
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek Boukephalos, from bous ox + kephalē head
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Bucephalus

Alexander the Great's favorite horse, from Greek Boukephalos, literally "Ox-head," from bous "ox" (see cow (n.)) + kephale "head" (see cephalo-).

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]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Bucephalus

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Bucephalus

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends