One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Bouvier means cowherd or oxherd in French, and the breed often went by the names koehond (cow dog) or toucheur de boeuf (cattle driver).’
- ‘Taming the Ox illustrates the oxherd's determined and concentrated efforts to attain wisdom despite his still prevalent vulnerability to confusion, for the ox and herder are not yet one.’
Old English, from ox + obsolete herd ‘herdsman’.
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