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ChineseEdit

hand; convenient; -er
 
"A" (in a sequence of examples involving "A", "B", "C", etc.); 1st heavenly stem; 1st in order; armor
simp. and trad.
(手甲)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

手甲

  1. fingernail

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 指甲 (“fingernail”)
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 指甲
Mandarin Beijing 指甲指甲蓋兒
Taiwan 指甲
Jinan 指甲指甲蓋兒
Xi'an 指甲指甲蓋兒
Wuhan 指甲殼指甲篷
Chengdu 指甲兒指甲蓋蓋
Yangzhou 指掐指掐棚子
Hefei 指甲
Cantonese Guangzhou 手指甲手甲
Hong Kong 手指甲手甲
Taishan 手甲
Yangjiang 手甲
Gan Nanchang 指甲子指甲指甲篷子
Hakka Meixian 手指甲
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 手指甲
Liudui (S. Sixian) 手指甲
Hsinchu (Hailu) 手指甲
Dongshi (Dabu) 手指甲
Zhuolan (Raoping) 手指甲
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 手甲
Jin Taiyuan 指甲
Min Bei Jian'ou 手甲
Min Dong Fuzhou 掌甲手掌甲
Min Nan Xiamen 掌甲
Quanzhou 掌甲
Zhangzhou 掌甲
Taipei 掌甲
Kaohsiung 掌甲
Tainan 掌甲
Taichung 掌甲
Yilan 掌甲
Lukang 掌甲
Sanxia 掌甲
Kinmen 掌甲
Magong 掌甲
Hsinchu 掌甲
Malaysia 掌甲
Chaozhou 掌甲
Wu Suzhou 節掐節掐子手節掐
Wenzhou 手指甲指甲
Xiang Changsha 指甲子
Shuangfeng 指甲子

JapaneseEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

  • 手甲鉤 (てっこうかぎ, ​tekkō kagi)

SynonymsEdit

  • (anatomy): 手の甲 (てのこう, ​te no kō), 手の表面 (てのひょうめん, ​te no hyōmen)
  • (gauntlet): 籠手, 篭手 (こて, ​kote)
  • (glove): 手袋 (てぶくろ, ​tebukuro)

ReferencesEdit

  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

OkinawanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with mainland Japanese 手甲(tekkō).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

手甲 ‎(hiragana てぃっこー, romaji tikkō)

  1. back of the hand