Middle English Dictionary Entry

sineu n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) A fibrous cord connecting a muscle to a bone or other bodily part, a tendon; a ligament or other connective tissue; also, a muscle [quot.: ?a1450 Macer]; hole in ~ and veine, completely healthy; kne (hough) ~, the hamstring; thurgh nerve and ~, throughout the body; tasten ~ and veine, to examine a patient thoroughly; (b) the tendon of an animal used for food; -- also coll.; (c) the tendon of an animal used in the construction of bows or military machines; (d) the tendon of an animal used to bind someone; a fetter.
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A part of the body that transmits the capacity to feel or move from the brain or spinal cord, a nerve [sometimes confused with 1.(a)]; ~ of feling, feling (sensible) ~, a sensory nerve; crossed ~, the optic nerve; movinge ~, a motor nerve; reversif ~, the laryngeal nerve.
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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. sennon.

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

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Note: Med., etc. (sense 2.), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. feeling sinew.

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Note: Med., etc. (sense 2.), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. moving sinew.

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Note: Med., etc. (sense 2.), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. reversive sinew.

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Note: Med., etc. (sense 2.), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. sinew of feeling.