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thigh

[thahy] /θaɪ/
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.
  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.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English thi, thigh(e), the(h), Old English thīoh, thēoh; cognate with Dutch dij, Old High German dioh, Old Norse thjō
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Examples for thigh
  • He folded the bag and tucked it into a pocket on his right thigh.
  • Very hard on the thigh and thus was never learned by anybody else.
  • The biceps femoris, one of the hamstring muscles of the underside of each thigh.
British Dictionary definitions for thigh

thigh

/θaɪ/
noun
1.
the part of the leg between the hip and the knee in man
2.
the corresponding part in other vertebrates and insects
related
adjectives crural femoral
Word Origin
Old English thēh; related to Old Frisian thiāch, Old High German dioh thigh, Old Norse thjō buttock, Old Slavonic tyku fat
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Word Origin and History for thigh
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."

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thigh in Medicine

thigh (thī)
n.
The part of the leg between the hip and the knee. Also called femur.

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