アキレス腱

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
けん
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Etymology[edit]

アキレス ‎(Akiresu, Achilles) +‎ ‎(ken, tendon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) キレけん [àkírésúkéń] (Heiban - [0])
  • IPA(key): [a̠kʲiɺ̠e̞sɯ̥ᵝkẽ̞ɴ]

Noun[edit]

アキレス腱 ‎(hiragana and katakana アキレスけん, romaji Akiresu-ken)

  1. (anatomy) the Achilles tendon
  2. the Achilles heel (vulnerability in an otherwise strong situation)