1) The carpus or lower part of the forearm where it joins the hand.
M.E., O.E.; cognate with Ger. Rist "back of hand," O.Norse rist "instep;" akin to writhe.
Moc "wrist," related to mošt "fist;" Mid.Pers. mušt, must "fist;" Av. mušti- "fist;" cf. Skt. musti-, Pali mutthi-, L. manus (?).