δάκτυλος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly related to Latin digitus. Probably Pre-Greek. Note Boeotian δακκύλιος ‎(dakkúlios).

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Noun[edit]

δᾰ́κτῠλος ‎(dáktulosm ‎(genitive δᾰκτῠ́λου); second declension

  1. finger
    1. toe
  2. measure of length, the breadth of a finger, about 7/10 of an inch
    1. dactyl, a metrical foot
    2. (in the plural) a dance
  3. date (fruit)
    1. type of grape

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References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill