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Pronunciation of Hamstring  

English Meaning

One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.

  1. Any of the tendons at the rear hollow of the human knee.
  2. The hamstring muscle.
  3. The large tendon in the back of the hock of a quadruped.
  4. To cut the hamstring of (an animal or a person) and thereby cripple.
  5. To destroy or hinder the efficiency of; frustrate: "These worthwhile books are often hamstrung by unimaginative formats and inaccurate art" ( Don Lessem).


The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.

Joshua 11:6

But the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow about this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel. You shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire."

അപ്പോൾ യഹോവ യോശുവയോടു: അവരെ പേടിക്കേണ്ടാ; ഞാൻ നാളെ ഈ നേരം അവരെ ഒക്കെയും യിസ്രായേലിന്റെ മുമ്പിൽ ചത്തുവീഴുമാറാക്കും; നീ അവരുടെ കുതിരകളുടെ കുതിഞരമ്പു വെട്ടി രഥങ്ങൾ തീയിട്ടു ചുട്ടുകളയേണം.


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