indigitate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (the stem of) Latin indigitāre (call upon (a deity), proclaim), of uncertain origin; later associated with digitus (finger).

Verb[edit]

indigitate (third-person singular simple present indigitates, present participle indigitating, simple past and past participle indigitated)

  1. (obsolete) To proclaim, declare.
  2. (obsolete) To indicate, point to.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.6:
      Horace therefore, Juvenal, and Persius were no Prophets, although their lines did seem to indigitate and point at our times.