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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _thighe_, _thehe_, from Old English _þēoh_, _þīoh_, from Proto-Germanic _*þeuhą_ (compare West Frisian _tsjea_, Dutch _dij_, Middle High German _diech_, Icelandic _þjó_), from Proto-Indo-European _*teuk-_ (compare Scottish Gaelic _tòn_ (“hind, rump”), Lithuanian _táukas_ (“fat”), Russian _тук_ (tuk, “animal fat”)).

From Middle English thighe, thehe, from Old English þēoh, þīoh, from Proto-Germanic *þeuhą (compare West Frisian tsjea, Dutch dij, Middle High German diech, Icelandic þjó), from Proto-Indo-European *teuk- (compare Scottish Gaelic tòn (hind, rump), Lithuanian táukas (fat), Russian тук (tuk, animal fat)).

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /θaɪ/ * Rhymes: -aɪ

  • IPA(key): /θaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

THIGH (_plural_ THIGHS) * The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee. [from 8th c.] * C. 1595, William Shakespeare, _Romeo and Juliet_: I coniure thee by Rosalines bright eyes, By her High forehead, and her Scarlet lip, By her Fine foote, Straight leg, and Quiuering THIGH, And the Demeanes, that there Adiacent lie, That in thy likenesse thou appeare to vs. * 1800, Jane Austen, letter, 8 Nov 1800: About ten days ago, in cocking a pistol in the guard-room at Marcau, he accidentally shot himself through the THIGH. * 1991, Kathy Lette, _The Llama Parlour_: ‘Why not pay up now, kiddo?’ he suggested magnanimously, patting me on the THIGH. * 2011, _The Guardian_, 31 Mar 2011: The 23-year-old was substituted in the 75th minute of France's goalless friendly draw with Croatia on Tuesday after suffering an injury to his THIGH. * That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect. [from 14th c.] * 2009, Fred Thompson, _Grillin' with Gas_: Add the chicken THIGHS, close the bag, and squish the marinade to coat the chicken. * 2011, Ian Sample, _The Guardian_, 23 Feb 2011: The newly discovered dinosaur _Brontomerus mcintoshi_ may have used its huge muscular THIGHS to kick predators and rivals. DERIVED TERMS * thighbone * thigh-high * thigh pad * thigh-slapper * thunder thighs * thunder-thighed * thighing TRANSLATIONS

thigh (plural thighs)

  1. The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee. [from 8th c.]
  2. That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect. [from 14th c.]

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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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* hight

Was die in der KategorieIRISH - NOUN
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Irish - Noun

THIGH * Lenited form of _tigh_.

thigh

  1. Lenited form of tigh.

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