bosporian Meaning, Definition & Usage

Bos*po"ri*an adjective
L. Bosporus, G. , lit., ox-ford, the ox's or heifer's ford, on account of Io's passage here as a heifer; fr. ox, heifer + ford.
  1. Of or pertaining to the Thracian or the Cimmerian Bosporus.
    The Alans forced the Bosporian kings to pay them tribute and exterminated the Taurians. Tooke.

Webster 1913