Definitions

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  • n. the delusion that one is an ox

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of madness in which the victim imagines himself to be an ox.

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Examples

  • His punishment took the form of believing he was an ox, a condition known as boanthropy, and he lived like a wild animal for seven years, before making a full recovery and being restored to power.

    Bedlam

  • Nebuchadnezzar during his lamentable but salutary attack of boanthropy, is regarded with a good deal of suspicion, if not dread, though it pays for its lodging by reason of its large appetite, which latter statement seems self-contradictory.

    My Tropic Isle

  • The great, good-tempered fellow, as uncouth in its hairiness as Nebuchadnezzar during his lamentable but salutary attack of boanthropy, is regarded with

    My Tropic Isle

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