Origin of boustrophedonClassical Greek boustroph?don, literally , turning like oxen in plowing ; from bous, ox (see cow) + strephein, to turn (see strophe)
Origin of boustrophedonFrom Greek boustroph&emacron;don, turning like an ox while plowing : bous, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + stroph&emacron;, a turning (from strephein, to turn; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots).
- of writing, in a fashion such that the reading direction changes from right-to-left to left-to-right every line.
- written from right-to-left and left-to-right on alternate lines
- (figuratively) changing direction, going back and forth
From Ancient Greek βουστροφηδόν (boustrophēdon), from βοῦς (bous, “ox”) + στροφή (strophē, “turning”) + -δον (-don, “adverbial suffix”).