wrist

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Old English wrist, from Proto-Germanic *wristiz (compare Low German Wrist, German Rist 'back of hand, instep, withers', Swedish vrist), from *wrīþanan 'to twist, turn'. More at writhe.

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wrist (plural wrists)

  1. (anatomy) The complex joint between forearm bones, carpus, and metacarpals where the hand is attached to the arm; the carpus in narrow sense.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *wristiz, whence also Old High German *rist, Old Norse rist

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wrist f

  1. wrist