intestines "bowels," 1590s, from L. intestina, neut. pl. of intestinus (adj.) "internal, inward, intestine," from intus "within, on the inside" (see ENTO- (Cf. ento-)). Cf. Skt. antastyam, Gk. entosthia "bowels." The O.E. word was hropp, lit. "rope."

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