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Headword: *gi/glumoi
Adler number: gamma,268
Translated headword: ball-joints, hinge-joints
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] joints of certain prominences [which extend] into concavities, such as the joining of the forearm to the upper arm.
Greek Original:
*gi/glumoi: a)ntembolai/ tinwn e)coxw=n pro\s koilo/thtas, oi(/aper h( kata\ to\n ph=xun pro\s to\n braxi/ona sumbolh/.
Likewise in other lexica.
The headword can be spelled either gig- or gigg-. It is a medical term with non-anatomical applications: see e.g. Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 3.121 & 130, and generally LSJ s.v.
Keywords: definition; historiography; imagery; medicine; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 July 2002@02:12:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 2 October 2002@07:56:36.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified my own note; modified keywords) on 2 October 2002@08:05:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 7 June 2012@08:11:15.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 September 2012@01:55:25.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@04:04:25.


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