noun Etymology: Latin, plural of stamen warp, thread of life spun by the Fates Date: 1726 staying power, endurance

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  • Stamina — Stam i*na, n. pl. 1. The fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it strength and solidity; as, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina which constitute their strength. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stamină — STAMÍNĂ, stamine, s.f. Organ bărbătesc de reproducere a florii, care conţine polenul. – Din lat. stamen, inis. Trimis de dante, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  stamínă s. f., g. d. art. stamínei; pl. stamíne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • stamina — (n.) 1670s, rudiments or original elements of something, from L. stamina threads, pl. of stamen (gen. staminis) thread, warp (see STAMEN (Cf. stamen)). Sense of power to resist or recover, strength, endurance first recorded 1726 (originally… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stamina — Stam i*na (st[a^]m [i^]*n[.a]), n. pl. See {Stamen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stamina — steht für: die Mehrzahl von Stamen, siehe Staubblatt. eine finnische Thrash Metal Band, siehe Stam1na. Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stamina — index force (strength), health, longanimity, prowess (bravery), puissance, sinew, strength …   Law dictionary

  • stamina — [n] strength, vigor backbone*, endurance, energy, force, fortitude, grit*, guts*, gutsiness, heart, indefatigability, intestinal fortitude*, legs*, lustiness, moxie*, power, power of endurance, resilience, resistance, starch*, staying power,… …   New thesaurus

  • stamina — ► NOUN ▪ the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort. ORIGIN originally in the sense «rudiments»: from Latin, plural of STAMEN(Cf. ↑stamen) in the sense threads spun by the Fates …   English terms dictionary

  • stamina — stamina1 [stam′ə nə] n. [L, pl. of stamen: see STAMEN] resistance to fatigue, illness, hardship, etc.; endurance stamina2 [stam′ə nə, stā′mənə] n. alt. pl. of STAMEN …   English World dictionary

  • stamina — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ mental, physical VERB + STAMINA ▪ have ▪ She didn t the stamina to complete the course …   Collocations dictionary

  • Stamina — DEFAULTSORT: [ Stamina] may refer to: * Stamina, the capability of sustaining prolonged stressful effort * Stamina, the plural of stamen, the male organ of a flower * Stam1na, a Finnish heavy metal band …   Wikipedia

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