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μηρός, ὁ, thigh, φάσγανον ὀξὺ ἐρυσσάμενος παρὰ μηροῦ drawing his sword from his thigh, where it hung, Il.1.190, cf. Od.11.231, al.; μηρὼ πληξάμενος, in sign of vehement agitation, Il.16.125; ἐπαίσατο τὸν μηρόν X.Cyr.7.3.6; τύπτειν Plb.15.27.11; τὸν μ. ἀλοῆσαι Plu.TG2; ἐπὶ μηρόν τινος beside it, LXX 4 Ki.16.14: in pl., Alc.Supp.11.6, A. Fr.135, 136.

2. thigh-bone, κατ' ἰσχίον, ἔνθα τε μηρὸς ἰσχίῳ ἐνστρέφεται Il.5.305, cf. Hp.Art.57, Gal.18(2).472; esp. of thigh-bones with flesh offered in sacrifice, μηροὺς ἐξέταμον Il.1.460, al. (cf. μηρία); καταρρυεῖς μ. καλυπτῆς ἐξέκειντο πιμελῆς S.Ant.1011; θεοῖσι μηρὸν θύετε Eub.130; τίθεσο τὼ μηρὼ λαβών Ar.Pax1039.

3. generally, leg-bones, κάμηλος ἐν τοῖσι ὀπισθίοισι σκέλεσι ἔχει τέσσερας μηροὺς καὶ γούνατα τέσσερα Hdt.3.103. (Cf. OIr. mīr 'piece', Lat. membrum, from mēmsro-, Skt. māmsám 'meat'.)