Greek foot

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Calque of Ancient Greek πούς (poús, foot), qualified to distinguish it from other measures of the foot.

Noun[edit]

Greek foot (plural Greek feet)

  1. The ancient Greek, Byzantine, or early modern Greek unit of distance derived from the shod foot and roughly equivalent to the English foot unit.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From Greek artists' preference for bare feet exhibiting a second toe longer than the hallux, as opposed to the Egyptian statues which used a longer big toe.

Noun[edit]

Greek foot (uncountable)

  1. (particularly art) A foot with a second toe longer than the hallux.
  2. (medicine) Morton's toe