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sin·ew

 (sĭn′yo͞o)
n.
1. A tendon.
2. Vigorous strength; muscular power.
3. often sinews The source or mainstay of vitality and strength: "Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue" (Izaak Walton).
tr.v. sin·ewed, sin·ew·ing, sin·ews
To strengthen with or as if with sinews.

[Middle English sinewe, from Old English sinewe, oblique form of seonu, sinu.]

sinew

(ˈsɪnjuː)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy another name for tendon
2. (often plural)
a. a source of strength or power
b. a literary word for muscle
[Old English sionu; related to Old Norse sin, Old Saxon sinewa, Old High German senawa sinew, Lettish pasainis string]
ˈsinewless adj

sin•ew

(ˈsɪn yu)

n.
1. a tendon.
2. Often, sinews. a source of strength, power, or vigor: the sinews of the nation.
3. strength; power; resilience: great moral sinew.
v.t.
4. to strengthen, as with sinews.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English sinu (nominative), sinuwe (genitive), c. Old Frisian sini, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Middle High German sene, Old Norse sin]
sin′ew•less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sinew - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachmentsinew - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
collagen - a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature - the muscular system of an organism
hamstring, hamstring tendon - one of the tendons at the back of the knee
Achilles tendon, tendon of Achilles - a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
2.sinew - possessing muscular strength
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"

sinew

noun
The state or quality of being physically strong:
Translations
jännejäntevyysvoimavoimanlähde
snagatetiva
erőhajtóerőínizomerőmozgatóerő

sinew

[ˈsɪnjuː] N
1. (= tendon) → tendón m (fig) (= strength) → nervio m, vigor m
2. sinews (= muscles) → músculos mpl

sinew

[ˈsɪnjuː] ntendon m

sinew

n
Sehne f
sinews pl (fig)Kräfte pl, → Stärke f

sinew

[ˈsɪnjuː] n (tendon) → tendine m sinews npl (muscles) → muscoli mpl (fig) (strength) → forza

sin·ew

1. n. tendón;
2. vigoroso, muscular.