deget

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēget

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of dēgō

Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • deștregional, colloquial

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin digitus, from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (to show, point out, pronounce solemnly). Compare Aromanian dzeadzit. Doublet of digit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈde.d͡ʒet/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ed͡ʒet
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: de‧get

Noun[edit]

deget n (plural degete)

  1. finger
  2. digit (informal unit of width based on the thickness of one finger, historically equal to 25.4 mm)
    • 1959 March 28, Pl. Danciu, “Unde se așterne praful [Where dust settles]”, in Scânteia Tineretului[1], number 3071, Bucharest, page 2:
      Pe soarta acestor mijloace materiale este stăpîn însă praful, gros și puternic de cîteva degete.
      But it’s the dust—thick and several finger widths strong—that rules over the fate of this material capital.

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Derived terms[edit]

Collocations[edit]

  • deget de la piciortoe

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