1) the heel (of the foot)
2) to lift up the heel against one
2a) to injure one by trickery (figure borrowed either from kicking, or from a wrestler tripping up his antagonist)
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Of uncertain derivation; the heel (figuratively): - heel.
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Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
From this site's dictionary (in Italian)
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