loins


loins
n.
power

to gird one's loins ('to prepare oneself for a difficult task')

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['power'] to gird one's loins ('to prepare oneself for a difficult task')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • loins —    the male genitals in their reproductive role    Literally, the region of your body between your ribs and your hips:     A tongueless man may pass through his loins his unsung music. (Kersh, 1936)    A surge in the loins is the ejaculation of… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Loins — This unusual surname, now widespread in Norfolk, is of early medieval English origin, and is a patronymic form of the name Loyne or Lowne, itself coming from the Middle English male given name Lovin , ultimately from the Olde English pre 7th… …   Surnames reference

  • loins — noun /lɔɪnz/ The lower abdomen, groin and genitalia. See Also: lumb , lumbo , lumbago, lumbar, lumbosacral …   Wiktionary

  • loins — n. part of the body below the ribs and above the hipbones (in humans or quadruped animals) lɔɪn n. part of the body below the ribs and above the hipbones (in humans or quadruped animals); cut of meat from the loin area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loins — lions …   Anagrams dictionary

  • loins — literary the region of the sexual organs, regarded as the source of erotic or procreative power. → loin …   English new terms dictionary

  • loins — n. pl. Reins, lumbar region …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • loins — [lɔɪnz] noun [plural] literary the part of your body below your waist, where your sex organs are …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • loins —   Pūhaka, leu.    ♦ Part covered by the malo, humena …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • loins — noun 1. the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑pubes, ↑pubic region • Hypernyms: ↑area, ↑region • Part Meronyms: ↑mons, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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