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thigh / [unvoicedth]ī/ • n. the part of the human leg between the hip and the knee. ∎  the corresponding part in other animals. DERIVATIVES: thighed adj. [in comb.] .

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thigh OE. (Angl.) þēh, (WS.) þēoh, þīoh = OLF. thio (Du. dij), OHG. dioh, ON. þjó :- Gmc. *þeuχam, f. IE. *teuk- *tauk- *tuk-, whence Lith. táukas, OSl. tukǔ fat, OIr. tón posteriors (:- *tukná).

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thigh (th'y) n. the upper part of the lower limb, between the hip and the knee. t. bone see femur.