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Old 04-05-2009, 01:39 AM   #14
David Yap
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Re: The etymology of Kote Gaeshi

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Erick Mead wrote: View Post
If it makes you feel any better, it is not in Chinese, either-- 手 is a (rough) drawing of, well, -- a hand -- and it means -- well, just "hand."

Japanese ---
As a native Chinese, I can say that the whole arm is also referred as 手. Kote 小手 specifically refers to that part of the arm - the wrist.

FWIW

David Y

Last edited by David Yap : 04-05-2009 at 01:46 AM.
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