手甲

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (te, hand) +‎ (, shell; armor; back of the hand or foot), with the medial -k- becoming geminate. Original reading tekō still persists as an alternate, albeit less common, pronunciation.[1]

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手甲 (hiragana てっこう, romaji tekkō) (alternative reading hiragana てこう, romaji tekō)

  1. (anatomy) the back of the hand
  2. a piece of armor or clothing for protecting the back of the hand, such as a glove or gauntlet

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3