Middle English Dictionary Entry

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

1.
(a) The spinal column, backbone, chine; ~ of the bakke; nekke of the ~, cervical spine; joint of the ~, vertebra; (b) ~ bon, backbone, spine; (c) a vertebra.
2.
(a) The spinal region of the back, the back; ~ of the bakke, ?the lumbar region of the back, the small of the back; (b) bouen bak (nek) and ~, bow low in humility or humiliation.
3.
A cut of meat: ?sirloin, tenderloin.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: The list of variant spellings in the form section is incomplete and needs revision to accord with standards of later volumes of the MED. Provisional revised form section: Also chinne; pl. chines. (The form schine in the extant form section was removed because it is reconstructed from a form ('schinis') in a Latin quot. in sense 3.)--notes per MLL

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. chine 2.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc. (sense 1.(a)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. chine of the back.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc. (sense 1.(a)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. joint of the chine.

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Note: Med., etc. (sense 1.(b)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. chine bone.