Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 01/22/18 Boustrophedon

Boustrophedon (noun)
boustrophedon [boo-struh-feed-n, -fee-don, bou-]


noun
1. an ancient method of writing in which the lines run alternately from right to left and from left to right.

Origin: 1775-85; < Greek boustrophēdón literally, like ox-turning (in plowing), equivalent to bou- (stem of boûs) ox + -strophē- (see strophe) + -don adv. suffix

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