from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of sponge-spicule of polyaxial or irregular figure. See the extract.
- n. A ligament; formerly, a bandage.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Rom.lv. 2: epistametha pollous en hēmin paradedōkotas heautous eis desma, hopōs heterous lutrōsontai; polloi heautous exedōkan eis douleian, kai labontes tas timas autōn heterous epsōmisan (“We know that many of our own number have given themselves up to be captives, in order to ransom others; many have sold themselves to slavery, and with the price of their own bodies they have fed others”);
[Greek: desma phygôn dolomêtis homartêseie Promêtheus, hêpatos hêbôontos apheidea daitymonêa ouraniês thrasyn ornin echôn pompêa keleuthou].
Shabab batcher (thursday 18th) fee fotoor il rasmy fee dewaniat m3arafie bil desma.
* epistametha pollous en hēmin paradedōkotas heautous eis desma, hopōs heterous lutrōsontai; polloi heautous exedōkan eis douleian, kai labontes tas timas autōn heterous epsōmisan:  1
Ta desma apo Surias mechri Rhōmēs peripherō; which in the close he affirms he wrote from Smyrna, whither he was had to his martyrdom), what is it to any man what style he used in his writings, what swelling titles he gave to any, or words he made use of!