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Il·i·um

 (ĭl′ē-əm)
See Troy.

il·i·um

 (ĭl′ē-əm)
n. pl. il·i·a (-ē-ə)
The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis.

[Late Latin īlium, groin, flank, variant of Latin īlia.]

ilium

(ˈɪlɪəm)
n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Anatomy) the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone

Ilium

(ˈɪlɪəm)
n
(Placename) the Latin name for ancient Troy

il•i•um

(ˈɪl i əm)

n., pl. il•i•a (ˈɪl i ə)
the uppermost of the three bones of each half of the vertebrate pelvic girdle; in humans, the broad upper portion of each hipbone.
[1705–1710; < New Latin, special use of Medieval Latin īlium, as singular of Latin īlia; see ileum]

Il•i•um

(ˈɪl i əm)

n.
Latin name of ancient Troy.

il·i·um

(ĭl′ē-əm)
The uppermost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones in many vertebrate animals. See more at skeleton.

ilium

The uppermost of the three fused bones that form the hip bone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ilium - an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan WarIlium - an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
Dardan, Dardanian, Trojan - a native of ancient Troy
2.ilium - the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
arteria iliaca, iliac artery - one of the large arteries supplying blood to the pelvis and legs
pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, hip - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
Translations

il·i·um

n. ilion, porción del ilíaco.

ilium

n ilion m, hueso ilíaco or iliaco, hueso de la cadera
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The earliest of the post-Homeric epics of Troy are apparently the "Aethiopis" and the "Sack of Ilium", both ascribed to Arctinus of Miletus who is said to have flourished in the first Olympiad (776 B.C.).
For this reason the Iliad and the Odyssey each furnish the subject of one tragedy, or, at most, of two; while the Cypria supplies materials for many, and the Little Iliad for eight--the Award of the Arms, the Philoctetes, the Neoptolemus, the Eurypylus, the Mendicant Odysseus, the Laconian Women, the Fall of Ilium, the Departure of the Fleet.
Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?-- Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.--
And now his heart Distends with pride, and hardning in his strength Glories: For never since created man, Met such imbodied force, as nam'd with these Could merit more then that small infantry Warr'd on by Cranes: though all the Giant brood Of PHLEGRA with th' Heroic Race were joyn'd That fought at THEB'S and ILIUM, on each side Mixt with auxiliar Gods; and what resounds In Fable or ROMANCE of UTHERS Son Begirt with BRITISH and ARMORIC Knights; And all who since, Baptiz'd or Infidel Jousted in ASPRAMONT or MONTALBAN, DAMASCO, or MAROCCO, or TREBISOND, Or whom BISERTA sent from AFRIC shore When CHARLEMAIN with all his Peerage fell By FONTARABBIA.
They had this melancholy retreat to themselves, and seated on the divan enclosing the central steam-radiator, they were staring silently at the glass cabinets mounted in ebonised wood which contained the recovered fragments of Ilium.
The ilium of the Tucumcari-area find is significantly larger than an ilium from an average-size coelophysis, New Mexico's state dinosaur, and the shape is quite different, Hungerbuehler said.
The two Canadians will be up against Americans Lois McMaster Bujold for 'Paladin of Souls' and Dan Simmons for 'Ilium', and Scottish author Charles Stross for his novel 'Singularity Sky', when the winner is announced on 5 September 2004 in Boston, reports the Toronto Star.
Quominus, si ore ad os ilium alloqui non valeret frequentibus datis et acceptis Epistolis ipsius dulcedine et amicabili colloquio atque consilio frueretur.' Hec Linus in Vita Pauli."
The genitive is elsewhere always ilium, the dative and ablative almost invariably(4) ilibus.
Ilos or IlusIn Greek mythology, the founder of Ilion (Latin Ilium, later called Troy).
Measuring more than 6 feet long, the fossilized bones include the ilium, or hip bones, and the sacrum -- several vertebrae fused together and attached to the ilium for strength (SN: 9/24/88, p.
SACROILIAC JOINTS The sacroiliac joints are on either side of your tail bone or sacrum, joining it, on each side, to the ilium bone, the largest bones that form the outer walls of the pelvis.