Complete Definition of "spine"

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English
Etymology
From OF. espine (modern: épine).

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪn|-aɪn

Noun
en-noun

  1. A person or thing's backbone; the series of bones collectively from one's (literal or figurative) head to tail or pelvis.
  2. A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.
  3. A metaphor|Metaphor for courage or assertiveness, alluding to the backbone
  4. The narrow, bound edge of a book.

Translations
trans-top|backbone
Danish: rygsøjle c, rygrad c
Dutch: ruggengraat
Bosnian: kičma f
Chinese: 脊椎 (jǐ zhuī)
Czech: páteř f
Finnish: selkäranka
French: colonne vertébrale f, échine f (of animals)
German: Rückgrat n
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Japanese: 脊椎, せきつい (sekitsui), 脊柱, せきちゅう (sekichū),背骨, せぼね (sebone)
Latvian: mugurkauls m
Macedonian: 'рбет ('rbet) m
Polish: kręgosłup m
Russian: позвоночник (pozvonóčnik) m, хребет (χr'ebét) m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: кичма f, хрбат m, хрптеница f
:Latin: kičma f, hrbat m, hrptenica f
Swedish: ryggrad c
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trans-top|rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant
Czech: osten m trn m
Finnish: piikki, oas
French: épine f, piquant m
Icelandic: hryggur m
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Italian: spina dorsale f
Russian: шип (šip) m, игла (iglá) f, колючка (kol'účka) f
Swedish: tagg c
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trans-top|metaphor for courage or assertiveness
Danish: rygrad c
Finnish: selkäranka
trans-mid
Japanese: 気骨, きこつ (kikotu)
Swedish: ryggrad c
Russian: хребет (χr'ebét) m, стержень (st'éržen') m
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trans-top|bound edge of a book
Danish: ryg c
Finnish: selkä
French: dos m
Icelandic: kjölur m
Italian: costa f, dorso m
trans-mid
Japanese: 本の背, ほんのせ (hon no se), 背表紙, せびょうし (sebyōshi)
Russian: корешок (kor'ešók) m
Swedish: rygg c
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Anagrams
penis
pines

Derived terms
spina bifida
spinal
spinal canal
spinal column
spinal cord
spiniferous
spinose
spinous
spiny

Category:Skeleton


Italian

Noun
spine f

  1. plural of|spina|lang=Italian

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