(Chapter 11) Footnote 14:
Derived from Gk. fa/tnh, “manger,” dim. fatni/on; Lat. praesepe, -is, n., dim. prasepiolum. For the Greek nomenclature, see Galen, De usu partium 3.872.13 (May p. 518). Soranus uses the same word in Gyn. 184.108.40.206 (Temkin 1956, p. 120). The 1555 edition adds: “similarly, from their resemblance to pits they are called bo/qria and they seem to some to be alveoli and fossulae.” The Greek term is probably from Galen De ossibus 754: “[The teeth] are fastened in the sockets (bothria) of the phatnia (alveoli). The phatnia are the surrounding bones, the bothria are the hollows in which the teeth are set.” (tr. Singer 1952, p. 771).