stamina

1
[stam-uh-nuh]

noun

strength of physical constitution; power to endure disease, fatigue, privation, etc.

Nearby words

  1. stamen blight,
  2. stamford,
  3. stamford bridge,
  4. stamin,
  5. stamin-,
  6. staminal,
  7. staminate,
  8. stamini-,
  9. staminiferous,
  10. staminode

Origin of stamina

1
1535–45; < Latin, plural of stāmen thread (see stamen); i.e., the life-threads spun by the Fates

stamina

2
[stam-uh-nuh]

noun

a plural of stamen.

stamen

[stey-muh n]

noun, plural sta·mens, stam·i·na [stam-uh-nuh] /ˈstæm ə nə/. Botany.

the pollen-bearing organ of a flower, consisting of the filament and the anther.

Origin of stamen

1640–50; < Latin stāmen warp in upright loom, thread, filament, equivalent to stā(re) to stand + -men noun suffix; akin to Greek stḗmōn warp, Sanskrit sthāman place

Related formssta·mened, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for stamina

stamina

1

noun

enduring energy, strength, and resilience
Derived Formsstaminal, adjective

Word Origin for stamina

C19: identical with stamina ² from Latin stāmen thread, hence the threads of life spun out by the Fates, hence energy, etc

noun

a plural of stamen

stamen

noun plural stamens or stamina (ˈstæmɪnə)

the male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a stalk (filament) bearing an anther in which pollen is produced
Derived Formsstaminal (ˈstæmɪnəl), adjectivestaminiferous (ˌstæmɪˈnɪfərəs), adjective

Word Origin for stamen

C17: from Latin: the warp in an upright loom, from stāre to stand

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Science definitions for stamina

stamen

[stāmən]

Plural stamens stamina (stāmə-nə, stămə-)

The male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a filament and a pollen-bearing anther at its tip. See more at anther flower.
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Culture definitions for stamina

stamen

[(stay-muhn)]

The organ of a flower on which the pollen grows.

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