thigh









thigh


noun

  1. the part of the lower limb in humans between the hip and the knee.
  2. the corresponding part of the hind limb of other animals; the femoral region.
  3. (in birds)
    1. the true femoral region that is hidden by the skin or feathers of the body.
    2. the segment below, containing the fibula and tibia.
  4. Entomology. the femur.

noun

  1. the part of the leg between the hip and the knee in man
  2. the corresponding part in other vertebrates and insects

n.Old English þeoh, þeh, from Proto-Germanic *theukhom (cf. Old Frisian thiach, Old Dutch thio, Dutch dij, Old Norse þjo, Old High German dioh), from PIE *teuk- from root *teu- “to swell” (cf. Lithuanian taukas, Old Church Slavonic tuku, Russian tuku “fat of animals;” Lithuanian tukti “to become fat;” Greek tylos “callus, lump,” tymbos “burial mound, grave, tomb;” Old Irish ton “rump;” Latin tumere “to swell,” tumulus “raised heap of earth,” tumor “a swelling;” Middle Irish tomm “a small hill,” Welsh tom “mound”). Thus thigh is literally “the thick or fat part of the leg.” n.

  1. The part of the leg between the hip and the knee.femur

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

47 queries 0.474