Etymology
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thigh (n.)

Old English þeoh, þeh, from Proto-Germanic *theuham (source also of Old Frisian thiach, Old Dutch thio, Dutch dij, Old Norse þjo, Old High German dioh), probably literally "the thick or fat part of the leg," from PIE *teuk-, from root *teue- "to swell."

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Definitions of thigh

thigh (n.)
the part of the leg between the hip and the knee;
thigh (n.)
the upper joint of the leg of a fowl;
Synonyms: second joint
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