Lende meaning

(obsolete, usually in the plural) A loin.

He thakked hire aboute the lendes weel (Chaucer)

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Origin of lende

  • From Middle English lende, lendes, from Old English lendenu (“loins”, plural) (in compound lenden-, lende-), from Proto-Germanic *landį̄, *landijō (“loin”), from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (“kidney, waist, loin”). Cognate with Dutch lendenen (“loins”, plural), German Lende (“haunch, loin”), Swedish länd (“haunch, loin”), Icelandic lend (“loin”). More at loin.
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