Knee vs Medkniche - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between knee and medkniche

is that knee is in humans, the joint or the region of the joint in the middle part of the leg between the thigh and the shank while medkniche is in medieval england, the amount of hay which could be lifted by the little finger up to the knee this was a form of payment for haywards.

As a verb knee

is (archaic) to kneel to.

knee

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • In humans, the joint or the region of the joint in the middle part of the leg between the thigh and the shank.
  • Penny was wearing a miniskirt, so she skinned her exposed knees when she fell.
  • In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in humans.
  • The part of a garment that covers the knee.
  • (shipbuilding) A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
  • * 1980 , Richard W. Unger, The Ship in the Medieval Economy 600-1600 , page 41
  • Deck beams were supported by hanging knees , triangular pieces of wood typically found underneath the timbers they are designed to support, but in this case found above them.
  • (archaic) An act of kneeling, especially to show respect or courtesy.
  • * circa'' 1605 , (William Shakepeare), ''(Timon of Athens) , Act III, scene iii, line 36
  • Give them title, knee , and approbation.
    To make a knee .
  • Any knee-shaped item or sharp angle in a line, "the knee of a graph", an inflection point.
  • A blow made with the knee; a kneeing.
  • Derived terms

    * down on one's knees * kneecap * kneejerk * kneel * kneepan * kneesies * knees-up

    Verb

    (d)
  • (archaic) To kneel to.
  • * 1605': I could as well be brought / To '''knee his throne and, squire-like, pension beg / To keep base life afoot. — William Shakespeare, ''King Lear II.ii
  • To poke or strike with the knee.
  • medkniche

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • In medieval England, the amount of hay which could be lifted by the little finger up to the knee. This was a form of payment for haywards.