Sinew meaning

sĭnyo͝o
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Muscular power; strength.
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The definition of a sinew is a tendon, the fibrous tissue that joins muscle and bones or any source of strength or power.

An example of sinew is the Achilles tendon in the back of the ankle.

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The source or mainstay of vitality and strength.
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A tendon.
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To strengthen with or as if with sinews.
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Any source of power or strength; means of supplying strength.
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To strengthen as with sinews.
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A tendon.
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A string or chord, as of a musical instrument.
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(figuratively) That which gives strength or in which strength consists; a supporting member or factor; mainstay; source of strength (often plural).
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To knit together, or make strong with, or as if with, sinews.

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A tendon.
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Vigorous strength; muscular power.
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(anatomy) A cord or tendon of the body.
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Origin of sinew

  • Middle English sinewe from Old English sinewe oblique form of seonu, sinu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sinewe, synow, sinue, from Old English sinu, synu, senu, seono, seonu (“sinew, nerve, tendon"), from Proto-Germanic *sinwō, *senawō (“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 νεῦρον (neÅ©ron, “tendon, cord, nerve"), Avestan [script?] (snāvar-, “tendon, sinew"), Sanskrit [script?] (snāvan-, snāván-, “tendon, muscle, sinew"), Tocharian B ṣñor.

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