bucephalus

1 of 2

noun (1)

bu·​ceph·​a·​lus
byüˈsefələs
plural bucephaluses
-ləsə̇z
or bucephali
-ˌlī
archaic
: a riding horse especially if spirited and mettlesome
often used ironically

Bucephalus

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noun (2)

"
: a genus of small digenetic trematodes having the mouth near the center of the ventral surface and the intestine saclike and not bifurcated and comprising intestinal parasites of carnivorous fishes

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

after Bucephalus, horse of Alexander the Great †323 b.c. king of Macedonia, from Latin, from Greek Boukephalos

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Greek boukephalos bullheaded

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“Bucephalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucephalus. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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