• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bosporian Of or pertaining to the Thracian or the Cimmerian Bosporus. "The Alans forced the Bosporian kings to pay them tribute and exterminated the Taurians."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bosporian Pertaining to a bosporus, particularly (with a capital) to the Thracian or the Cimmerian Bosporus, or to the Greek kingdom of Bosporus named from the latter (about 500 B. C. to A. D. 259).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Bosporus, G. Bo`sporos, lit., ox-ford, the ox's or heifer's ford, on account of Io's passage here as a heifer; fr. boy^s ox, heifer + po`ros ford