запястье

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Etymology[edit]

From пясть (pjastʹ), from Old Church Slavonic пѧсть (pęstĭ). Cognate with Serbo-Croatian пест/pest (fist), Slovak päsť (fist), Slovene pest (fist), dialectal Bulgarian (Western dialects) пестник (pestnik), песник (pesnik), пестница (pestnica, fist). Compare Ancient Greek πυγμή (pugmḗ), Old High German fust (whence German Faust).

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Noun[edit]

запя́стье (zapjástʹjen inan (genitive запя́стья, nominative plural запя́стья, genitive plural запя́стий)

  1. (anatomy) wrist
    • он вдруг ме́тко схвати́л меня́ за запя́стье чуть вла́жной у́зкой ладо́нью. — Viktor Pelevin, in Omon Ra
      He suddenly grabbed me neatly by the wrist with a slightly damp narrow hand.

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