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Headword: *)isxi/on
Adler number: iota,719
Translated headword: hip-joint
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the hollow of the buttock, in which the socket turns.
[sc. It is so called] because those who sit are holding still [i)/sxein].
Greek Original:
*)isxi/on: to\ koi=lon tou= gloutou=, e)n w(=| h( kotu/lh stre/fetai. para\ to\ i)/sxein tou\s kaqhme/nous.
Likewise or similarly glossed in other lexica; from Homer, Iliad 5.305 (web address 1).
For the hip, see iota 718; for the verb i)/sxein, 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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