There was a dish too called loins (ψύαι). The poet who wrote the poem called The Return of the Atridæ, in the third book says—
And with his rapid feet HermioneusAnd Simaristus, in the third book of his Synonymes, writes thus: “The flesh of the loins which stands out on each side is called ψύαι, and the hollows on each side they call κύβοι and γάλλιαι.” And Clearchus, in the second book of his treatise on The Joints in the Human Body, speaks thus: “There is flesh full of muscle on each side; which some people call ψύαι, and others call ἀλώπεκες, and others νευρόμητραι.” And the admirable Hippocrates also speaks of ψύαι; and they get this name from being easily wiped (ἀπὸ τοῦ ῥαδίως ἀποψᾶσθαι), or as being flesh lightly touching (ἐπιψαύουσα) the bones, and lying lightly on the surface of them. And Euphron the comic poet mentions them in his Theori—
Caught Nisus, and his loins with spear transfix'd.
There is a lobe and parts, too, called ψύαι;
Learn to cut these before you view the sacrifice.