- the horse used by Alexander the Great on most of his military campaigns.
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Examples from the Web for bucephalus
He reaches the road leading to Medford, reins Bucephalus into it.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
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It was at the fair that Tony was made ill by riding on Bucephalus.Jackanapes
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What do you do with the papers and stuff you sweep up of a morning, Bucephalus?The Hilltop Boys
"So he mastered Bucephalus," said James Grey, when alone with his son.
Bucephalus has had a lesson, and won't try to master me again.
- the favourite horse of Alexander the Great
C17: from Latin, from Greek Boukephalos, from bous ox + kephalē head
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Word Origin and History for bucephalus
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