shīn

[sheen]

Origin of shīn

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for shīn

shin

1
noun
  1. the front part of the lower leg
  2. the front edge of the tibia
  3. mainly British a cut of beef, the lower foreleg
verb shins, shinning or shinned
  1. (when intr, often foll by up) to climb (a pole, tree, etc) by gripping with the hands or arms and the legs and hauling oneself up
  2. (tr) to kick (a person) in the shins

Word Origin for shin

Old English scinu; related to Old High German scina needle, Norwegian dialect skina small disc

shin

2
noun
  1. the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ש), transliterated as sh

Word Origin for shin

from Hebrew shīn, literally: tooth
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Word Origin and History for shīn

shin

n.

Old English scinu "shin, fore part of the lower leg," from Proto-Germanic *skino "thin piece" (cf. Dutch scheen, Old High German scina, German Schienbein "shin, shinbones"), from PIE root *skei- "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Shin splints is attested from 1930.

shin

v.

"to climb by using arms and legs" (originally a nautical word), 1829, from shin (n.). Related: Shinned; shinning.

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shīn in Medicine

shin

[shĭn]
n.
  1. The front part of the leg located below the knee and above the ankle.
  2. The tibia.
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