Definitions for dactylˈdæk tɪl
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a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
A poetical foot of three syllables (u2014 ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented.
Origin: From δάκτυλος, three bones of the finger corresponding to three syllables.
a poetical foot of three sylables (-- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tegm/n/, E. mer6ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger
a finger or toe; a digit
the claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean
Origin: [L. dactylus, Gr. da`ktylos a finger, a dactyl. Cf. Digit.]
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