テキ, つ.む, つむ

pinch, pick, pluck, trim, clip, summarize

JLPT1 G7 S14 F564

As per # (variant of ) (unify) + hand/action indicator → create a single unit in plucking by bringing the fingertips together → *pick*; *pluck* (out); *nip* → *gather* (← gather picked fruit etc.). Compare .

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