Stam"i*na (?), n. pl.

See Stamen.

 

© Webster 1913.


Stam"i*na, n. pl.

1.

The fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it strength and solidity; as, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina which constitute their strength.

2.

Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of anything; power of endurance; backbone; vigor; as, the stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a State.

He succeeded to great captains who had sapped the whole stamina and resistance of the contest. De Quincey.

 

© Webster 1913.

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