Middle English Dictionary Entry

reine n.(2)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A human or an animal kidney; -- usu. pl.; litel (smale) reines, the kidneys; ~ guttes [see also gut n. 1a.(a)]; also, as translation term for L ilia groin; (b) pl. the loins, flanks; (c) pl. ?the womb.
Pl. Following Bibl. transl.: (a) the seat of the passions, the heart; (b) the male generative organ.

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  • c1475 *Mondeville (Wel 564)168a/b : Þese woundis aloonly neden to be sewid if þei were curable, as notable greete woundis…of þe lyuere, þe splene, þe chiste of þe galle, þe smale guttis, theromes, þe matrice, þe mouþ of þe stomak, þe bladdre fer fro þe necke.
  • Note: New spelling
    Note: L renum
    Note: All have the/þe before per REL

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. rein.