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."

updated on May 13, 2017

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