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By Isaac Mozeson

The 3rd Leg of "LEG" words


SHA(N)K       SHOAQ          Shin-Vav-Koof
SHOAK          שוק      [SH-K à SH +N K]
ROOTS: The SHANK is the leg, the knee to the ankle, or the upper foreleg (as a cut of beef).  Anglo-Saxon scanc is akin to the base of German Schenkel (thigh). The hypothetical IE base and root are squeng (to squat, stoop, bend) and skeng (crooked).

   שחחSHa[K]Ha[K]H is bowed or stooped.  See SAG. The body part that allows for squatting is also an SH-K sound.   שוק  SHOAQ is a leg or foreleg (Leviticus 7:33).  The extra N of SHANK is a common nasalization.

Most global 'leg' words appear in entries like CANE and 'LEG.' Germanic 'leg' words often echo 'bone,' as the femur is the longest, strongest bone. Below is the third leg of global 'leg' words from Edenic.
BRANCHES:  Mostof the fricative-guttural words below do fit the thigh-shank tradition translation of  שוק  SHOAQ. Possible exceptions slighty out of range include: Old High German hahsa (shin), Old Irish coss (foot) and Irish coss (leg).
.  At all these terms the extra N of nasalization was not present; nasalization usually adds an N before a guttural like K.
The European words for 'ham' are almost all SNK terms. German Schinken (ham) is clearly akin to Schenkel (thigh) above. Even the Modern Hebrew for 'ham' is חזיר  שוק  SHOAQ [K]HaZeeYR (leg of swine). HAM and SHIN resemble the many S-(H)-I-N-(K) terms for 'ham' among Scandinavian, Slavic and Finno-Ugric languages.

SHIN words might be from the nasalized  שוק  SHOAQ with the end-guttural dropped.    Taka is the Quechua leg, probably a variation of the Quechua 'thigh' word which is in  the chart below.  The TH-GH of THIGH is close to this TK version of  שוק   SHOAQ.

 The IE 'root' connects the THIGH to the thumb with a root meaning 'swollen.' The IE 'root' of COXA (hip) is koksa (body part), with cognates CUISSE and CUSHION (see 'CUSHION').  CUSHION is more likely from  כסת Ke$eT, pillow, cushion (Ezekiel 13:18).

In the Americas, SK leg words can be disguised like cotz-tli, calf of the leg
 (ß   S-F S-G) in  Nahautl (Aztec).

שוק    SHOAQ is translated 'thigh,' but is easily the source of SHANK.  The table below lets us know that many peoples recalled this SK 'leg' word, 
and used it for a wide variety of anatomical meanings. 
Anglo-Saxon, Old English
Sc an C
S a Q
Azerbajani rev. of qiḉ
C i  Q
Sc ia Hno
Czech rev. of kyčel
 leČ yK
Czech, Serbo-Croatian
SH un Ka
Danish, Norwegian
Sk in Ka
Estonian rev. of kints
St ni K
thigh, haunch, ham
French rev. of cuissot
toSS iuC
haunch, hip
SH en Kel
thigh, shank, leg of triangle
SH in Ken
Greek ισχίο
iS CHío
S on Ka
Italian rev. of coscia
ai cS o C
thigh, haunch, leg,ham
Japanese rev. koshi
iSH  oK
Latin, Portug. rev. of coxa
ciS-Ka or CiS ka
thigh, haunch
Latvian rev. of gūža
aZ uG
Middle English SHANK
SH an Ke
 SHANK bone
Old English source of    
TH ēoH
Old French, French rev. of
eSS iuC
thigh; CUISH or CUISSE is a thigh protector (armor)
Old French rev. of hanche
eCH n aH
HAUNCH (upper thigh)
SZ yn Ka
CH aKa
S un Ca
Tai   สะโพก
S̄a ph oK
Turkish rev of kıç, kalça
ç - K
hip, haunch
Welsh  rev. of coes
S oe C
Volunteers needed to format such tables, and to add data to them. 

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