noun Etymology: Middle English loyne, from Anglo-French loigne, from Vulgar Latin *lumbea, from Latin lumbus; akin to Old English lendenu loins, Old Church Slavic lędviję Date: 14th century 1. a. the part of a human being or quadruped on each side of the spinal column between the hipbone and the false ribs b. a cut of meat comprising this part of one or both sides of a carcass with the adjoining half of the vertebrae included but without the flank 2. plural a. the upper and lower abdominal regions and the region about the hips b. (1) the pubic region (2) the reproductive organs

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  • loin — (loin ; l n ne se lie pas ; la nuit est loin encore ; cependant quelques uns disent loin n encore ; au XVIIe siècle, Dangeau, Gramm. p. 10, dit que c était une prononciation normande) adv. 1°   À une grande distance dans l espace. •   Pourquoi… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • loin — Loin. adv. de lieu. (Quelques uns escrivent encore Loing.) A grande distance. Bien loin. fort loin. si loin. il demeure loin. aller loin. revenir de loin. voir de loin. entendre de loin. d aussi loin qu il l apperceut. sa veuë porte loin, fort… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • loin — (n.) early 14c., side of the body of an animal used for food, from O.Fr. loigne hip, haunch, lumbar region, from V.L. *lumbea, from *lumbea caro meat of the loin, from fem. of *lumbeus, adjective used as a noun, from L. lumbus loin (see LUMBAGO… …   Etymology dictionary

  • loin — loin; pur·loin; pur·loin·er; sir·loin; …   English syllables

  • Loin — Loin, n. [OE. loine, OF. logne, F. longe, from (assumed) LL. lumbea, L. lumbus join. Cf. {Lends}, {Lumbar}, {Nombles}.] 1. That part of a human being or quadruped, which extends on either side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loin — [lɔın] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: loigne, from Latin lumbus] 1.) loins [plural] literary the part of your body below your waist and above your legs, which includes your sexual organs 2.) [U and C] a piece of meat from the lower… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • loin — фр. [люэ/н] lointain [люэнтэ/н] далеко, далекий, дальний, отдаленный, вдали ◊ de loin [дэ люэ/н] издалека …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • loin — [loin] n. [ME loine < OFr loigne < VL * lumbea < L lumbus: see LUMBAR] 1. [usually pl.] the lower part of the back on either side of the backbone between the hipbones and the ribs 2. the front part of the hindquarters of beef, lamb,… …   English World dictionary

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