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This appears to make it an error that made it into history.humerus
1706, "bone of the upper arm," orig. (14c.) "shoulder," a misspelled borrowing of L. umerus "shoulder," from PIE *omesos (cf. Skt. amsah, Gk. omos, O.N. ass, Goth. ams "shoulder").
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