Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of loin.
  • n. The lower abdomen, groin and genitalia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen
  • n. the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs

Etymologies

see loin (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Before it was "gird your loins" it was "gird thee lendes"!

    Byspels: Tak we þe armor of God..gird þe lendis in trowþ.

    October 19, 2011

  • girden (up) lendes - to wrap (one's, someone's) loins; cover (one's) nakedness; fig. gird (one's) loins, prepare, get ready.

    lend or lende in the singular; lendes or lenden in plural.

    October 19, 2011

  • A discussion about girding loins and the origins/meaning of the phrase is on gird. (If, in future, anyone's interested.)

    October 23, 2008

  • "And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

    And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel."

    I Kings 18: 45-46 (KJV)

    October 3, 2007