loin

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See also: loins and löin

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English loyne, from Old French loigne, assumedly from Late Latin root *lumbea, from Latin lumbus (loin), from Proto-Germanic *landwį̄, *landwijō (waist, loins), from Proto-Indo-European *lendhw- (kidney, waist). Cognate with Old English lendenu, Dutch lende, German Lende, Swedish länd (haunch, loin), Proto-Slavic *lędvьja (Russian лядвея (ljadveja)). See also lende.

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loin (plural loins)

  1. The part of the body (of humans and quadrupeds) at each side of the backbone, between the ribs and hips
  2. Any of several cuts of meat taken from this part of an animal

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The plural loins is used for a wider body region, or specifically as a euphemism for the pubic region

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loin

  1. First-person singular indicative past form of luoda.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin longe, from the adjective longus ("long, far-off").

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loin

  1. Far, distant.
    L'église est loin de l'usine.
    The church is far from the factory.

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  • Loin is typically construed with de (of, from). Indeed, loin de may be thought of as a single compound preposition; for example, one says loin duquel (far from which), not *dont [] loin (from which [] far).

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loin m

  1. genitive singular of lon