- stamen blight,
- stamford bridge,
Origin of stamina1
noun, plural sta·mens, stam·i·na [stam-uh-nuh] /ˈstæm ə nə/. Botany.
Origin of stamen
Examples from the Web for stamina
War,” wrote Clausewitz, “is an extreme trial of strength and stamina.
Even as we cheer for her stamina, we shrink from her rapacity.
He weighed only 185 pounds, but he had killer instincts and rabbit quickness and the stamina of a mule.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The amount of strength, flexibility, stamina, everything it takes to be a gymnast is insane.'American Ninja Warrior' May Crown Its First Female Winner Kacy Catanzaro|Rich Goldstein|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was smart and tough in the way of the hard worker, the long-distance runner, the gambler who wins on stamina.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the first time, my stamina seemed inclined to succumb before it.Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard
He became proud of his firmness, forgetting that there had been nothing to test the stamina of his resolution.Frank Oldfield|T.P. Wilson
Cut two strips of stamina in lemon wax, tip them with my orange powder.
What kind of environment, what land of stamina can they give their children?Not Guilty|Robert Blatchford
The foundation is made similar to the damask rose, and the stamina show from the front of the flower.
Word Origin for stamina
noun plural stamens or stamina (ˈstæmɪnə)
Word Origin for stamen
1670s, "rudiments or original elements of something," from Latin stamina "threads," plural of stamen (genitive staminis) "thread, warp" (see stamen). Sense of "power to resist or recover, strength, endurance" first recorded 1726 (originally plural), from earlier meaning "congenital vital capacities of a person or animal," also in part from Latin application to the threads spun by the Fates to determine the length and course of one's life, and partly from a figurative use of Latin stamen "the warp (of cloth)" on the notion of the warp as the "foundation" of a fabric.
"pollen-bearing organ of a flower," 1660s, from Modern Latin (1625, Spigelus), from Latin stamen "stamen" (Pliny), literally "thread of the warp" in the upright loom (related to stare "to stand"), from PIE *sta-men- (cf. Greek stemon "warp," also used by Hesychius for some part of a plant, Gothic stoma, Sanskrit sthaman "place," also "strength"), from root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).