Definition for SIN'EW

SIN'EW, n. [Sax. sinu, sinw, sinwe; G. sehne; D. zenuw; Sw. sena; Dan. sene or seene. The primary sense is stretched, strained, whence the sense of strong; G. sehnen, to long; Ir. sinnim, to strain.]

  1. In anatomy, a tendon; that which unites a muscle to a bone.
  2. In the plural, strength; or rather that which supplies strength. Money is the sinews of war. – Dryden.
  3. Muscle; nerve. – Davies.

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