Bucephalus Alexander the Great's favorite horse, from Gk. Boukephalos, lit. "Ox-head," from bous "ox" + kephale "head."
Men called [him] Bucephalus ... of the marke or brand of a buls head, which was imprinted vpon his shoulder. [Pliny, I.220, tr. Holland, 1601]

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  • Bucephalus — Bu*ceph a*lus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, lit., ox headed; ? ox + ? head.] 1. The celebrated war horse of Alexander the Great. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Hence, any riding horse. [Jocose] Sir W. Scott. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bucephălus — Bucephălus, s. Bukephalos …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bucephălus — Bucephălus, s. Bukephalas …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bucephalus — Bucephalus, Bukephalos (Stierkopf), hieß das Lieblingspferd Alexanders d. Gr., das er. vorher ungebändigt, noch als Knabe zu bändigen wußte, und um dessen Grabmal in Indien er eine Stadt, Bukephalia, anlegen ließ …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • BUCEPHALUS — Alexandri M. equus, a latitudine frontis sic dictus, vel ab aspectu torvo, vel ab insigni taurini capitis armo impressi, quô Alexander in certaminibus utebatur. Vide Plin. l. 8. c. 42. et Gellium l. 5. c. 2 hesychius, Βουκέφαλος, ἵππος… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Bucephalus — [byo͞o sef′ə ləs] n. [L, lit., ox headed < Gr bous, ox, COW1 + kephalē, head: see CEPHALIC] the war horse of Alexander the Great …   English World dictionary

  • Bucephalus — For the branding mark anciently used on horses, see Bucephalus (brand). Bucephalus or Buchephalas (Ancient Greek: polytonic|Βουκέφαλος, from polytonic|βούς bous , ox and polytonic|κεφαλή kephalē , head meaning ox head ) (c. 355 BC ndash; June,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bucephalus — Alexander der Große mit Bukephalos (Alexandermosaik, Detail) Abbildungen der beiden auf einer makedonischen Bronzem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bucephalus — The absolute pinnacle of cool or awesome. OR Alexander the Breat s war horse. You just fell off that 40 story building and landed on your feet! That was bucephalus …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Bucephalus —    The charger (horse) of Alexander the Great. He was the only person who could mount Bucephalus …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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