a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, sinew, heftiness(noun)
possessing muscular strength
A cord or tendon of the body.
Muscle; nerve; nervous energy; vigor; vigorous strength; muscular power.
A string or chord, as of a musical instrument.
That which gives strengthor in which strength consists; a supporting member or factor; mainstay; source of acquiring strength (often plural).
a tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon
fig.: That which supplies strength or power
to knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews
Origin: [OE. sinewe, senewe, AS. sinu, seonu; akin to D. zenuw, OHG. senawa, G. sehne, Icel. sin, Sw. sena, Dan. sene; cf. Skr. snva. 290.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sin′ū, n. that which joins a muscle to a bone, a tendon: muscle, nerve: that which supplies vigour.—v.t. to bind as by sinews: to strengthen.—adj. Sin′ewed, furnished with sinews: (Shak.) strong, vigorous.—n. Sin′ewiness, the state or quality of being sinewy.—adjs. Sin′ewless, having no sinews: without strength or power; Sin′ew-shrunk, applied to a horse which has become gaunt-bellied from being overdriven; Sin′ewy, Sin′ewous, furnished with sinews: consisting of, belonging to, or resembling sinews: strong: vigorous.—Sinews of war, money. [A.S. sinu; Ice. sin, Ger. sehne.]
The numerical value of sinew in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sinew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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