(third-person singular simple present sinews, present participle sinewing, simple past and past participle sinewed)
- To knit together, or make strong with, or as if with, sinews.
From Middle English sinewe, synow, sinue, from Old English sinu, synu, senu, seono, seonu (“sinew, nerve, tendon"), from Proto-Germanic *sinwÅ, *senawÅ (“sinew"), from Proto-Indo-European *senew-, *snÄ“w- (“tendon"), from Proto-Indo-European *sey- (“to bind, knit, tie together, tie to, connect"). Cognate with Scots senon, sinnon, sinnow (“sinew"), Saterland Frisian Siene (“sinew"), West Frisian senuw, sine (“nerve, sinew"), Dutch zenuw (“nerve, sinew"), German Sehne (“tendon, cord, sinew"), Swedish sena (“sinew"), Icelandic sin (“tendon"), Latin nervus (“sinew, nerve, tendon"), Ancient Greek Î½Îµá¿¦ÏÎ¿Î½ (neÅ©ron, “tendon, cord, nerve"), Avestan [script?] (snÄvar-, “tendon, sinew"), Sanskrit [script?] (snÄvan-, snÄvÃ¡n-, “tendon, muscle, sinew"), Tocharian B á¹£Ã±or.