They may be the fruit of his loins; they are also potential rivals.
And the living fruit of his loins dropped in the fire below.
There was an aching weight upon his loins, but he had no interest in that either.
And the same John had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Yea, thus am I pitiful: Accursed be thou, fruit of my loins!
Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones; strip ye and make ye bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
Eli stood by my side, but his head was no higher than my loins.
Rather, had I girded up my loins to be strenuous, I might have seemed ever so feeble compared to those chips of old oaken blocks.
The croup is that part of the spine which is between the loins and tail.
Distressing pains of a dragging or boring character in the loins and calves of the legs are complained of.
early 14c., "side of the body of an animal used for food," from Old French loigne "hip, haunch, lumbar region," from Vulgar Latin *lumbea, from *lumbea caro "meat of the loin," from fem. of *lumbeus, adjective used as a noun, from Latin lumbus "loin" (see lumbago).
Replaced Old English lendenu "loins," from Proto-Germanic *landwin- (cf. German Lende "loin," Lenden "loins;" Old High German lenti, Old Saxon lendin, Middle Dutch lendine, Dutch lende, Old Norse lend).
The Latin word perhaps was borrowed from a Germanic source. In reference to the living human body, it is attested from late 14c. In Biblical translations, often used for "that part of the body that should be covered and about which the clothes are bound" (1520s). Related: Loins.
The part of the body on either side of the spinal column between the ribs and the pelvis.