Rein vs Reim - What's the difference?
As a verb rein
is to give.
As a noun reim is
(south africa) a strip of oxhide, deprived of hair and made pliable, used for twisting into ropes, etc.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(etyl) reyne, from (etyl) resne (Modern French .
A strap or rope attached to the bridle or bit, used to control a horse, animal or young child.
(figurative) An instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or governing.
- Let their eyes rove without rein .
To direct or stop a horse by using reins.
To restrain; to control; to check.
- He mounts and reins his horse.
- Being once chafed, he cannot / Be reined again to temperance.
* rein in
* free rein
* hold the reins
* keep a tight rein on
* draw rein
* rein back
* rein in
* rein up
* take the reins
From (etyl) reines, (etyl) reins, and their source, (etyl) .
*:a man subject to these like imaginations.
*1611 , (King James Bible), :
*:He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins .
The inward impulses; the affections and passions, formerly supposed to be located in the area of the kidneys.
*Bible, Proverbs xxiii. 16
*:My reins rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
*Bible, Revelations ii. 23
*:I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts.
(South Africa) A strip of oxhide, deprived of hair and made pliable, used for twisting into ropes, etc.