See also: Wrist

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wrist, from Old English wrist, from Proto-West Germanic *wristu, from Proto-Germanic *wristuz (compare Old Frisian wrist, Low German Wrist, German Rist (back of hand, instep, withers), Swedish vrist), from Proto-Germanic *wrīþaną (to twist, turn). More at writhe.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: rĭst, IPA(key): /ɹɪst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

NounEdit

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 a narrow sense.
    With a flick of the wrist, he threw the frisbee to a team-mate.
  2. (engineering) A stud or pin which forms a journal.

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VerbEdit

wrist (third-person singular simple present wrists, present participle wristing, simple past and past participle wristed)

  1. (ice hockey) to hit a wrist shot

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English wrist, from Proto-Germanic *wristuz.

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NounEdit

wrist (plural wrystes)

  1. wrist (joint attaching the arm to the hand)
  2. (rare) The joint at the ankle.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: wrist
  • Scots: wrist
  • Yola: wrasth, wraste

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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wristuz.

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wrist f

  1. wrist

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