noun plural but singular in construction

: an ancient Cretan sport in which a performer grasps the horns of a bull and somersaults over him

Word History


Greek, from tauros + kathaptos (verbal of kathaptein to fasten upon, attack, from kata- cata- + haptein to fasten) + -ia -y

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“Taurokathapsia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taurokathapsia. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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