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Bicornous

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Bico'rne.
Bico'rnous.
adj. [bicornis, Lat.] Having two horns.

We should be too critical, to question the letter Y, or bicornous element of Pythagoras; that is, the making of the horns equal. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. v. c. 19.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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