#define sinew

February 6, 2003

1 : TENDON; especially : one dressed for use as a cord or thread

2 obsolete : NERVE

3 a : solid resilient strength : POWER b : the chief supporting force : MAINSTAY – usually used in plural


Pronunciation: ‘sin-(")yu _also _‘si-(")nu

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English _sinewe, _from Old English _seono; _akin to Old High German _senawa _sinew, Sanskrit _syati _he binds

Date: before 12th century

Scary tidbit: Amanda’s little 8 year old brother BJ used this in a story he wrote for school.