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ῥα?́χ-ις , ιος, Att. εως, (but IG42 (v. infr.)),
A.the lower part of the back, the chine, συὸς . Il.9.208.
II. anything ridged like the backbone:
1. ridge of a hill or mountain, Hdt.3.54, 7.216, IG42(1).71.14 (Epid., iii B.C.), Plb.3.101.2, D.H.5.44, Str.3.2.3 (pl.); ἂν ῥάχιν along the ridge, GDI5075.69 (Crete, i B.C.); so Archil.21 like ned Thasos to an ὄνου ῥάχις.
2. . ῥινός bridge of the nose, Poll.2.79, Ruf.Onom.35.
3. . φύλλου mid-rib of a leaf, Thphr.HP3.7.5, al.
4. the sharp projection on the middle of the shoulder-blade, Gal. UP13.10, Ruf.Onom.71.
5. outer edge of the arm of the polypus, Arist.HA524a7.
6. trunk, of Dagon, LXX 1 Ki.5.4.
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