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shīn

[sheen] /ʃin/
noun
1.
the 13th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of shīn
< Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for shīn

shin1

/ʃɪn/
noun
1.
the front part of the lower leg
2.
the front edge of the tibia
3.
(mainly Brit) a cut of beef, the lower foreleg
verb shins, shinning, shinned
4.
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
5.
(transitive) to kick (a person) in the shins
Word Origin
Old English scinu; related to Old High German scina needle, Norwegian dialect skina small disc

shin2

/ʃɪn/
noun
1.
the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ש), transliterated as sh
Word Origin
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.

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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