bovine (adj.) Look up bovine at Dictionary.com
1817, "of or like oxen," from French bovin (14c.), from Late Latin bovinus, from Latin bos (genitive bovis) "cow," originally "ox," "a loan word from a rural dialect" [Buck, who cites Umbrian bue], from PIE root *gwou- "ox, bull, cow." Figurative sense of "inert and stupid" is from 1855.