ῥάχις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes of Pre-Greek origin or related to Lithuanian ražis (stubble).

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Noun[edit]

ῥάχῐς (rhákhisf (genitive ῥάχῐος or ῥάχεως); third declension

  1. The lower part of the back, the chine
  2. (anatomy) The spine or backbone
  3. Anything ridged like a backbone
    1. The ridge of a hill or mountain
    2. The bridge of the nose
    3. (botany) The midrib of a leaf
    4. The sharp projection on the middle of the shoulder blade
    5. The outer edge of the arm of the polypus

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