ETYM Old Eng. loine, Old Fren. logne, French longe, from (assumed) Late Lat. lumbea, Latin lumbus join. Related to Lends, Lumbar, Nombles.
1. A cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump.
2. Each side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds; SYN. loins.
ETYM Old Eng. thi, thih, theh, AS. theóh; akin to OFries. thiach, Dutch dij, dije, Old High Germ. dioh, thioh, Icel. thjô thigh, rump, and probably to Lith. taukas fat of animals, tukti to become fat, Russ. tuke fat of animals.
The part of the leg between the hip and the knee.