boustrophedon

noun
bou·stro·phe·don | \ˌbü-strə-ˈfē-ˌdän, -dᵊn\

Definition of boustrophedon 

: the writing of alternate lines in opposite directions (as from left to right and from right to left)

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boustrophedon adjective or adverb
boustrophedonic \ˌbü-strə-fē-ˈdä-nik \ adjective

First Known Use of boustrophedon

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boustrophedon

Greek boustrophēdon, adverb, literally, turning like oxen in plowing, from bous ox, cow + strephein to turn — more at cow

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