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Headword: Ἰσχίον
Adler number: iota,719
Translated headword: hip-joint
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the hollow of the buttock, in which the socket turns.
[sc. It is so called] because those who sit are holding still [ἴσχειν ].
Greek Original:
Ἰσχίον: τὸ κοῖλον τοῦ γλουτοῦ, ἐν ᾧ ἡ κοτύλη στρέφεται. παρὰ τὸ ἴσχειν τοὺς καθημένους.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly glossed in other lexica; from Homer, Iliad 5.305 (web address 1).
For the hip, see iota 718; for the verb ἴσχειν , see iota 712, iota 716, iota 717, iota 722; and cf. also iota 718.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 May 2006@11:22:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 May 2006@03:27:23.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2013@05:38:21.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 21 January 2013@02:05:30.

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