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μετάφρενον , τό, prop.
A.part behind the midriff (μετὰ τὰς φρένας), broad of the back: hence, generally, back, “μεταφρένῳ ἐν δόρυ πῆξεν ὤμων μεσσηγύςIl.5.40, cf. 56, al.; “μ. ἠδὲ καὶ ὤμω πλῆξεν2.265; μ. ἠδὲ καὶ ὤμους (of a woman) Od.8.528, cf. Hp.Acut.66; in pl., of a single person, Il.12.428; ὤμους καὶ μετάφρενα, of a woman, Archil.29. cf. Hld.10.32. — Ep. word, used by Pl.Prt.352a, Arist. Phgn.810b25, Luc.DMeretr.4.2.
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