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Bœoʹtia

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According to fable it is so-called because Cadmus was conducted by an ox (Greek bous) to the spot where he built Thebes; but, according to fact, it was so called because it abounded in cattle. (Greek, Boiõtia.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bodleian Library (Oxford)
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Body Corporate (A)
Body Politic (A)
Body-snatcher (A)
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