Bos*po"ri*an (?), a. [L. Bosporus, G. , lit., ox-ford, the ox's or heifer's ford, on account of Io's passage here as a heifer; fr. ox, heifer + ford.]

Of or pertaining to the Thracian or the Cimmerian Bosporus.

The Alans forced the Bosporian kings to pay them tribute and exterminated the Taurians. Tooke.


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