Bosporian
Bosporian Bos*po"ri*an, a. [L. Bosporus, G. Bo`sporos, lit., ox-ford, the ox's or heifer's ford, on account of Io's passage here as a heifer; fr. boy^s ox, heifer + po`ros ford.] Of or pertaining to the Thracian or the Cimmerian Bosporus. [1913 Webster]

The Alans forced the Bosporian kings to pay them tribute and exterminated the Taurians. --Tooke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bosporian — bos·po·ri·an …   English syllables

  • bosporian — adjective see bosporanic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kerch — Infobox Settlement settlement type = city subdivision type = Country subdivision name = UKR subdivision type1 = Region subdivision name1 = Crimea timezone = EET utc offset = +2 timezone DST = EEST utc offset DST = +3 official name = Kerch native… …   Wikipedia

  • Scythia — In Classical Antiquity, Scythia (Greek polytonic|Σκυθία Skuthia ) was the area in Eurasia inhabited by the Scythians, from the 8th century BC to the 2nd century AD. Its location and extent varied over time but usually extended farther to the west …   Wikipedia

  • Bosporus — Bosporan, Bosporanic /bos peuh ran ik/, Bosporian /bo spawr ee euhn, spohr /, adj. /bos peuhr euhs/, n. a strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. 18 mi. (29 km) long. Also, Bosphorus /bos feuhr euhs/. Cf. Dardanelles. * * *… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”