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Danae Interfeminium or Femen denoting the Space between the Femora

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Meanings of some apparently "simple" and common words like HIP and THIGH often are difficult to convey succinctly. Even setting aside the HYPE inherent in HIPSTER and HIPPIE and avoiding being "HIP", did not prevent the need to present this subject in several parts. 

Curves (Rottenhammer)

To start, the focus is on feminine CURVATIOUS HIPs and THIGHs and their impact on masculine psyches. Other overviews explore HIP and THIGH as a locomotor unit as well as implications in CURVE and CURVATURES that may in CLINE readers to notice links with CLINICAL matters.

It is self-evident  that CURVACEOUS HIPS and THIGHS are an attribute of FEMININITY. This view is in harmony with a definition attributed to Mr. N. Webster who stated -

"CURVE or CURVAceous" can be defined as
"A well proportioned Feminine Figure".

"Feminine" defines "Curvatious"

In Italian and Latin, the thigh is GAMBa and FEMUR and both are given as feminine. These concepts are inherent in GAMBit as in GAMBle as well as to VIOLa di GAMBA, a musical instrument held between the highs.

Curves resonate

The story about the affair of Zeus with Danae reminds posterity how THIGHS can unleash FORTUNATE or unUNATE events. Apparently, Zeus induced Danae to spread her thighs to receive him materialized as a shower of gold. The great Apuleius coined the word INTERFEMINIUM to refer to the virtual space between FEMINine thighs or FEMORA as a way to avoid the use of more graphic anatomical names. Apparently Danae, considered IMPREGNANBE, was either seduced or raped by ZEUS. In any case, she was inPREGNATED and delivered a boy "per-Zeus" or PERSEUS after whom the country PERSIA is named.
Gold impregnated impregnable Danae
Thighs can inflame desires. 
 Mundane and Profane Danae
The Roman vocabulary added unique nuances to THIGH or the FEMORAL region. The outer and inner thigh areas were called differenty - the external was FEMAR and the more intimate and sensual internal surface became known as FEMEN. Socially, FAMULA was a house female servant while FEMINA or FEMELLA was the "lady of the house" - such a nuance should inspire modern FEMINIST striving to save women from becomming FAMULAE or servants in a male dominated societies. On the other hand, biologic imperatives will perpetuate the penchant of males to admire alluring FEMORA, FEMAR and FEMEN as well as admire PHEMI. Many females are unaware that PHEMI or FEMININITY has to do with "to speak" softly and graciously as a Geisha is trained to do.l History shows how FEMAles of modest beauty but possessing PHEMI achieved immense power. Sapho, Cleopatra, Roxalana, Mata Hari, Lola Montez were not particularly beautiful but their PHEMI was phenomenal. It is probably true that no woman achieved the status of "FEMME fatal" without the possession of a remarkable PHEMI. AngloPHONE FEMINists forget that PHEMI is destroyed when women speak and behave coarsly and their loud PHONEtics and TELEPHONE use disrupt others. 

FEMINST should learn about the contrasts implicit in 

The opposite of PHEMI is LACONIC, an idea traced to Spartan culture centered in LACONia. It was proposed then, that boys should be LACONic or succinct in words. However, boys who become LACONIC are likely to become boring men. Someone made a synthesis of the above by noting that men are seduced by their eyes and women by their ears.
Hips and Thighs sustain Muscular Motion. 

In Spanish THIGH or MUSLO is a MASCuline word. In fact, THIGH or MUSlo is quite MUSCULAR - note MUS, MUSCULUS, MUSLO, MIASO, MASCULINE - notions found in Sanskrit, Ukrainian, Latin and beyond. However, only poets could include in the array the MOUSE - as one runs under a carpet, poets were reminded of muscles contracting under the skin. 
Andromeda had feminine curves 
Perseus had masculine muscles.
 MASculine MUS or MICe are MUScular.
 A muscular THIGH is indeed THICK as is the thickest of fingers or THUMB. In the interest of brevity, the series THICK, THUMB, THIGH as in SWOLLEN, ENGORGED, TURGOR, TUMOR, TUBER, TUBERCULOSIS, enTOMBed or in Spanish TUMBA or in Greek TUMBOS for "swollen ground" of a fresh TOMB, are explored separately.
Feminine thighs are less muscular and (nonetheless)  thicker than masculine ones.

Further and more recent emotional impact of the notions HIP - THIGH motions deserve attention. Hip GYRAtions induced by walking, running, dancing or otherwise, give rise to a vast repertoire dealing with dance and sexuality - for example, dancers of the Argentine TANGo are expected to demonstrate GYRAting hips and thighs. Another TANGent that also emerged in Buenos Aires, are women who GYRAte their hips - known as GIRA are those who do so for money. A similar twist in meanings exists for CURVE - in Ukrainian, CURVA, like the GIRA, is a woman swaying CURVAcious hips - in Italian, the same applies to GAMBERRA flaunting curvatious GAMBAS or THIGHS. 



FEMinine FEMurs and PHEMI and be
FETAL and FATAL weapons of a FEMME FATAL
Only few "Femme Fatal" gained power solely by swaying hips.
To TANGo calls for GIRAting hips and GAMBAS or thighs - one TANGential way to promote pairing. (Pene du Bois; Hopper)

A more JOCULAR panorama emerges when those who are obese JIGgle their softened tissues. To JOG can also shake GLUTeal regions as can dancing a JIG. Perhaps JIGGling fatty GLUTeal regions may prevent GLUTtony and ecourage avoidance of GLUT for GLUTEN and GLUCOSE.

 In some cultures steato pygia (fat-butt) is a sign of Callipygia 
(A better known and admired woman is Aphrodite Callipyge - Kallos (beauty) is also found in many other neames including California)

Finally, curve and curvaceous or KAMPE or KAMPA in Indo-European, point to KNEE or KOLINO in Ukrainian as well as to inCLINE, deCLINE and CLINIC - matters exposed in a companion overview.

Knees have a "cap" or patella, a sessamoid bone
shaped like a sessame seed.
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