THORAX

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THORAX
Graece θώραξ, a θορῶ salio; quod in ea corporis parte cor perpetuô agitetur motu. Eius partes pectus et venter, Philosopho, Hist. Anim. l. 1. c. 1. quemadmodum totus tractus anterior humani corporis, priscis Latinis: unde militare munimentum, quod eam partem, usque ad pubem tegeret, eâdem voce illi insignierunt. Idem tamen Aristoreles alibi pectus solum thoracis nomine intelligit, ut et Plinius passim. Celsus quoque, l. 5. Alii. Vide hanc in rem Casp. Hoffmannum de Thorace. Papinius Statius pro pectore sumit Theb. l. 2. v. 634.
—— Songultibus arctum
Exhaurit thoraca dolor. ———
ad quem locum vide Animadvers. Caspari Barthii. Virgilius pro munimento partis anterioris inprimis, l. 11. Aen. v. 487. ubi de Turno,
—— Rutulum thoraca indutus, ahenis
Horrebat squamis ———
Unde simul discas, multiplicibus circulis sqamisque chalybe ductis, Veteribus fuisse in usu. Ut et ex Papiniano illo, Theb. l. 4. v. 172.
At laterum tractus spatiosaque pectora servat
Nexilis innumero chalybum subtemine thorax.
At alii solidô metallô factos induebant, uti de aureo Herculis Apollodorus habet, l. 2. Quin, ut audentiores adirent pericula, duobus thoracibus nonnulli se tutabantur. Val. Flaccus, Argon. l. 6. v. 248.
Contra autem geminis fidens thoracibus ictum
Sustulit, et gladiô Sibotes ferit ultima teli.
Ne vero thoracum huiusmodi asperitas corpus laederet, promo ex corio crudo pectorale eis subiecerunt, uti diximus in hac voce: postmodum ex lana coactili opere factum adhibere coeperunt, ut videre est supra in voce Thoracomachus. Sed et ipsi tandem ferrei thoraces, quod militantibus gtaves nimium eslent, lineis expulsi sunt, uti vidimus, ubi de Lineis thoracibus. Vide quoque Iac. Cuiacium, Observ. l. 5. c. 11. et supra Suta, Recentiori aevô vulgus Latinorum thoracem appellare coepit: quod patria lingua Wammes —— Galli Pourpoint, uti ait Philip. Cluverius, Germ. Ant. l. 1. c. 16. ubi χιςοὺς χειριδωτοὺς, ad inguina et nates usque demislos, de istiusmodi vestimenti genere, quod videl. quia ventrem et pectus tegit, a Saxon. Wamb nomen nactum est, exponit Gambesones Scriptores rerum Gallicar. passim vocant, de quorum frequenti olim in bello usu, vide Car. du Fresne, Notis ad Vilharduin. p. 294. et ad Ioinvillam, p. 74. Aliam vocis notionem Veteribus usitatam vidimus supra. Nec omittendum, quod thoracem ex Britannicis margaritis factum Veneri Genitrici Caesar dedicâsse legitur apud Sabellicum, l. 6. En. 6. quemadmodum Amasim Aegypti Regem thoracem lineum, frequentibus animalium figuris, ex auro et lana versicolore, intertextum, in quo venationes quaelibet exiles singulae in se habebant 360. bestiolas, Lacedaemoniis donô misisle, a Samiis interceptum, similemque alterum, in Lindo, Minervae consecrâsse, refert Herodotus, l. 1. Ut nec illud, quod ex accusativo θώρηκα, dorica primum, inde Lorica Latinis, factum docet Salmas. ad Solin. p. 872.
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THORAX
mons iuxta urbem Magnesiae, in quem Thimbron utbem Magnesiae transtulit, ne, se recedentd, Tislapherni ac Persis ad direptionem foret exposita. Hîc dicunt crucifixum fuisle Daphitam Grammaticum, propterea quod reges versibus incesleret. Unde proverbium: Cave a Thorace. Stephano urbs est Aetoliae, et alia Magnesiae.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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  • Thorax — Tho rax, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Anat.) The part of the trunk between the neck and the abdomen, containing that part of the body cavity the walls of which are supported by the dorsal vertebr[ae], the ribs, and the sternum, and which the heart and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thorax — chest, c.1400, from L. thorax, from Gk. thorax (gen. thorakos) breastplate, chest, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • thorax — [thôr′aks΄] n. pl. thoraxes or thoraces [thôr′ə sēz΄] [ME < L < Gr thōrax, chest, breastplate] 1. in tetrapods, including humans, a) the part of the body cavity from the neck or head to the abdomen, containing the heart, lungs, etc.; chest …   English World dictionary

  • Thorax — (gr.), 1) Panzer, s.d. 1); 2) Schnürbrust; 3) Brust, auch der ganze Brustkasten; daher Thoraxarterie, s. Achselarterie; Thoraxgegenden (Regiones thoracicae), Abtheilungen der äußeren Fläche des Brustkastens. Man unterscheidet vorn: die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thorax — (griech.), Brustpanzer (s. Rüstung); in der Anatomie die Brust der Wirbeltiere und Gliederfüßer. Bei den letztern ist der T. zuweilen mit dem Kopf zur Kopfbrust (Cephalothorax) verwachsen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thorax — (grch.), Brustharnisch; anatomisch der Brustkasten, bei Insekten das Bruststück (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thorax — Thorax, griech., Brustharnisch; Brustkasten; Thorakocystes, Brustwassersucht …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Thorax — Thorax, 1) bei Wirbeltieren der von den Rippen gebildete Brustkorb; 2) aus drei Segmenten bestehender, zwischen Kopf und Abdomen liegender, Beine und Flügel tragender Teil des Körpers der Arthropoden …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • Thorax — Thorax,der:⇨Brust(I,1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • thorax — ► NOUN (pl. thoraces or thoraxes) 1) Anatomy & Zoology the part of the body between the neck and the abdomen. 2) the middle section of the body of an insect, bearing the legs and wings. ORIGIN Greek …   English terms dictionary

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