spier

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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)

NounEdit

spier n ‎(uncountable)

  1. (anatomy, dated) the collective of muscles

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