- the broad, upper portion of either hipbone.
Origin of ilium
- Latin name of ancient Troy.
Examples from the Web for ilium
Historical Examples of ilium
Meanwhile Mindarus, while sacrificing to Athena at Ilium, had observed the battle.Hellenica
No more are we a Trojan people; Ilium and the great glory of the Teucrians is no more.
Not yet was Ilium nor the towers of Pergama reared; they dwelt in the valley bottoms.
Phaetho was driven by the wind from Ilium to Macedonia, and met me at Pella.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Even the old men of Ilium were ready "to suffer long for such a woman."An Egyptian Princess, Complete
- the uppermost and widest of the three sections of the hipbone
- the Latin name for ancient Troy
pelvic bone, 1706, Modern Latin, from Latin ilia (plural) "groin, flank" (see ileum).
- The uppermost and widest of the three bones constituting either of the lateral halves of the pelvis.iliac bone
- The uppermost and widest of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.