Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday Word: Boustrophedon

Boustrophedon - adjective or adverb.

Today's word was suggested by shivver13 and it's a fun one.

If you practice the art of calligraphy or studied anthropology, you may already know about boustrophedon. Pronounced /ˌbo͞ostrəˈfēdn/, the word is derived from Ancient Greek meaning "ox-turning" and can be used as an adjective or an adverb thusly:

adjective--written from right to left and from left to right in alternate lines. "the number of Attic boustrophedon texts is fairly small"

adverb--from right to left and from left to right in alternate lines. "in some examples the composition of pages is such that they must be read boustrophedon"
Tags: adjective, adverb, b, wordsmith: calzephyr77

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