Origin of isosceles

Late Latin from Classical Greek*isoskel?s*from

*isos*, equal +

*skelos*, a leg from Indo-European base an unverified form

*(s)kel-*, to bend from source Classical Latin

*calx*, heel

*coluber*, serpent

Geom. designating a figure, esp. a triangle, with two equal sides

Origin of isosceles

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adjective

Having at least two equal sides: * an isosceles triangle.*

Origin of isosceles

Late Latin **isosceles**

isosceles triangle

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Of or relating to a geometric figure having at least two sides of equal length.

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Adjective

(*not comparable*)

- (geometry) Having two sides of equal length, used especially of an isosceles triangle or isosceles trapezoid.

Origin

From Ancient Greek *ἰσοσκελής* (isoskelēs), from *ἴσος* (isos, “equal”) + *σκέλος* (skelos, “leg”); another word of the same root is scalene.

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