shin


shin
shin1
/shin/, n., v., shinned, shinning.
n.
1. the front part of the leg from the knee to the ankle.
2. the lower part of the foreleg in cattle.
3. the shinbone or tibia, esp. its sharp edge or front portion.
4. Chiefly Brit. a cut of beef similar to the U.S. shank, usually cut into small pieces for stewing.
v.t., v.i.
5. to climb by holding fast with the hands or arms and legs and drawing oneself up.
[bef. 1000; ME shine, OE scinu; c. D scheen, G Schien(bein)]
shin2
/sheen, shin/, n.
1. the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.
[1895-1900; < Heb shin, akin to shen tooth]
/sheen/, n.
the 13th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
[ < Ar]

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in full  Jōdo Shinshū 

      (Japanese: “True Pure Land sect”), the largest of the popular Japanese Buddhist Pure Land sects. See Pure Land Buddhism.

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