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NounEdit

spier ‎(plural spiere)

  1. muscle

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch spier(pointed object; blade of grass; long pole; muscle), from Old Dutch *spīr, from Proto-Germanic *spīraz. In Middle Dutch, the word took the meaning "muscle", likely due to the similarities in shape between its earlier meanings and muscle fibers.

Cognate with English spire, German Spier(spar), Swedish spira.

NounEdit

spier f ‎(plural spieren, diminutive spiertje n)

  1. (anatomy) muscle (contractile tissue)
  2. (archaic) blade (of a plant)
  3. (archaic) blade of grass
  4. spar (pole)

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spier n ‎(uncountable)

  1. (anatomy, dated) the collective of muscles

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