loin

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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
loin(
loyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el lomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The boxer held his adversary while hitting him repeatedly in the loin.El boxeador sujetaba a su adversario mientras lo golpeaba repetidamente en el lomo.
2. (culinary)
a. el lomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll have the loin of pork with fennel and apple, please.Para mí el lomo de cerdo con hinojo y manzana, por favor.
loins
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(sexual organs)
a. las entrañas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She would feel the desire burning in her loins at the mere sight of him.A ella le bastaba con verlo para sentir que el deseo le ardía en las entrañas.
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loin
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person)
a.
loinspubis inv, bajo vientre m
2. (of meat)
a. el lomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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loin [lɔɪn]
noun
1 [of meat] lomo (m)
2 loins (Anat) lomos (m)
to gird (up) one's loins aprestarse a luchar; apretarse los machos (informal)
As ardent shoppers gird their loins in preparation for the January sales he is girding his loins to demand financial compensation
modifier
loin chop (n) (Cookery) chuleta (f) de lomo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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