boustrophedon
Definition - To write alternately from right to left and then from left to right.
Note: This was the writing method used by the ancient Greeks.

Usage:

1. Don't use this method when writing your resumé.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek bous, ox + strephein, to turn, which literally means "turning as the ox turns (when plowing)."

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1783:
"Afterwards, the Greekes adopted a new method, writing their lines alternately from the right to the left, and from the left to the right, which was called Boustrophedon."
(Blair Rhet. (1812) I. vii. 155)


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