From (the stem of) Latin indigitāre (“call upon (a deity), proclaim”), of uncertain origin; later associated with digitus (“finger”).
indigitate (third-person singular simple present indigitates, present participle indigitating, simple past and past participle indigitated)
- (obsolete) To proclaim, declare.
- (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.