What’s the name for the part of your back you can’t reach?
There … you’ve almost got it. That spot on your back that’s always just out of reach no matter how hard you try to bend and contort actually has a name. Oxford dictionary defines the acnestis as “the part of the back (or backbone) between the shoulder blades and the loins which an animal cannot reach to scratch.
” The word originates with the Koine Greek “áknēstis” which means “spine.” In turn, this word comes from “knêstis” which means “spine, cheese-grater.” So, if you have an itch that’s just out of reach, you just might be able to scratch it with this knowledge — but we do not recommend attempting to scratch with a cheese grater.
Answer: The correct answer is Acnestis