Sinew is a synonym of tendon.
As nouns the difference between sinew and tendon
is that sinew
is (anatomy) a cord or tendon of the body while tendon
is (anatomy) a tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
As a verb sinew
is to knit together, or make strong with, or as if with, sinews.
(anatomy) A cord or tendon of the body.
(obsolete) A nerve.
(figuratively) Muscle; nerve; nervous energy; vigor; vigorous strength; muscular power.
A string or chord, as of a musical instrument.
(figuratively) That which gives strength or in which strength consists; a supporting member or factor; mainstay; source of strength (often plural).
* Sir Walter Raleigh
- The portion and sinew of her fortune, her marriage dowry.
- The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war.
To knit together, or make strong with, or as if with, sinews.
- Wretches, now stuck up for long tortures might, if properly treated, serve to sinew the state in time of danger.
(anatomy) A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.