sacrum: the five fused vertebrae forning the back of the pelvis....ummm....it got its name exactly how?

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    Feb 20, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    The sacrum is actually short for os sacrum, holy bone, cuz it was used in sacrifices ... icon_eek.gif

    Anybody got any idea how this bone was used in sacrifices???

    Enquiring minds want to know.
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    Feb 20, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    ....don't get Cas started on the coccygeal vertebrae! icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 20, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    The name is derived from the Latin sacer, "sacred", a translation of the Greek hieron (osteon), meaning sacred or strong bone.[1] Since the sacrum is the seat of the organs of procreation, animal sacrums were offered in sacrifices. In Slavic languages and in German this bone is called the "cross bone"
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    Feb 20, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said ....don't get Cas started on the coccygeal vertebrae! icon_wink.gif



    from Greek for cuckoo. gots it name cuz it resembles the beak of a cuckoo bird ... icon_eek.gif...yeah, that''s the first thing I think of! ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 20, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    Hillie saidThe name is derived from the Latin sacer, "sacred", a translation of the Greek hieron (osteon), meaning sacred or strong bone.[1] Since the sacrum is the seat of the organs of procreation, animal sacrums were offered in sacrifices. In Slavic languages and in German this bone is called the "cross bone"

    I didnt think to look in Wiki. Thanks
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    Feb 20, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    Caslon17000 said
    Hillie saidThe name is derived from the Latin sacer, "sacred", a translation of the Greek hieron (osteon), meaning sacred or strong bone.[1] Since the sacrum is the seat of the organs of procreation, animal sacrums were offered in sacrifices. In Slavic languages and in German this bone is called the "cross bone"

    I didnt think to look in Wiki. Thanks



    You could have at least thanked me formally w/ a lol cat or something! Am I not worthyicon_rolleyes.gif



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    Feb 20, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    Hillie said
    Caslon17000 said
    Hillie saidThe name is derived from the Latin sacer, "sacred", a translation of the Greek hieron (osteon), meaning sacred or strong bone.[1] Since the sacrum is the seat of the organs of procreation, animal sacrums were offered in sacrifices. In Slavic languages and in German this bone is called the "cross bone"

    I didnt think to look in Wiki. Thanks



    You could have at least thanked me formally w/ a lol cat or something! Am I not worthyicon_rolleyes.gif


    icon_lol.gif Jk

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    Feb 20, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    emoticons_10_256.png LOL
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    Feb 20, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    An etymological dictionary would generally work better than a chat site. Although I suddenly find myself needing to use that little magnifying glass that comes with the OED.

    Of course, if one has minions to look things up for one, I suppose that works too.