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ἴσχι^-ον (parox.), τό,
A.hip-joint, in which the thigh turns, “κατ᾽ ἰσχίον, ἔνθα τε μηρὸς ἰσχίῳ ἐνστρέφεται, κοτύλην δέ τέ μιν καλέουσινIl. 5.305, cf. 11.339, Od.17.234, etc.; later “τὸ κατ᾽ ἰσχίον ἄρθρονGal. UP15.8; also, the intra-capsular ligament of the hip-joint, Poll.2.186; = κεφαλὴ τοῦ μηροῦ, Hp.Art.53,58, Cael.Aur.TP4.38.
2. in pl. (dual, Autocr.1.6), fleshy parts round the hip-joint, haunches, of a boar, “ἰσχία τε γλουτούς τεIl.8.340; of a lion, “πλευράς τε καὶ ἰσχία20.170; of a horse, Pl.Phdr.254c, cf. e; freq. of men, “ἐκ τῶν μηρῶν ἔς τε τὰ . καὶ τὰς λαπάραςHdt.6.75, cf. X.Eq.7.7; “ἰσχίων φύσιν . . πρὸς τὰς ἀναπαύσεις χρήσιμονArist.PA689b15; τὰ . σαρκώδη ἐποίησεν [ἡ φύσις] ib.b14: hence, other animals are said to have no ., ib. b6,33.
II. later, the projecting part of the os innominatum, upon which man rests when sitting, Gal.2.772.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.75
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.339
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.170
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.305
    • Homer, Iliad, 8.340
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.234
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 254c
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 7.7
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 53
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 58
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