Talk:ambidexterity

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Not sure if this is an actual word but it could mean "having equal dexterity with either hand". Please fill in if real, delete if not. — Hippietrail 22:35, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)

21,000 google hits and a clear (if uncommon) derivation analgous to dextrous/dexterity are good enough for me. Amazon turns up two books on the subject (one still in print), and I'm pretty sure I've even read it in print (Pinker, maybe) -dmh 05:32, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

I'd doubt this is from ambi- +‎ dexter +‎ -ity, which was just my attempt to format what was already there. Is it from Late Latin? Is it attested in Latin? If so, from what date? Mglovesfun (talk) 16:47, 18 November 2010 (UTC)