dactyl definition

  • noun:
    • A metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable accompanied by two unaccented or of just one long syllable accompanied by two brief, such as flattery.
    • A finger, toe, or similar component or structure; a digit.
    • A poetical base of three syllables (— ~ ~), one lengthy followed by two quick, or one accented followed by two unaccented.
    • A poetical foot of three sylables (--- ˘ ˘), one lengthy followed by two quick, or one accented followed by two unaccented
    • A finger or toe; a digit.
    • The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean.
    • A unit of linear measure; a finger-breadth; a digit: utilized in mention of Greek, Egyptian, and Babylonian actions.
    • In prosody, a foot of three syllables, the very first long, the 2nd and third brief.
    • In structure: A digit, whether associated with hand or base; a finger or a toe.
    • A toe or digit of hind foot only, once the term digit is restricted to a finger.
    • In zoology, a dactylus.
    • The piddock, Pholas dactylus. See dactylus .—
    • In Greek antiquity, a mythological animal supposed to possess secrets of fire and of iron-working.
    • a finger or toe-in people or matching human anatomy component various other vertebrates
    • a metrical product with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
    • A metrical foot comprising one accented syllable accompanied by two unaccented or of just one long syllable accompanied by two quick, like in flattery.
    • A finger, toe, or comparable component or construction; a digit.
    • A poetical base of three syllables (— ~ ~), one lengthy followed closely by two brief, or one accented accompanied by two unaccented.
    • A poetical foot of three sylables (--- ˘ ˘), one long followed closely by two brief, or one accented followed by two unaccented
    • A finger or toe; a digit.
    • The claw or critical joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean.
    • A unit of linear measure; a finger-breadth; a digit: found in mention of Greek, Egyptian, and Babylonian measures.
    • In prosody, a foot of three syllables, the very first lengthy, the 2nd and third brief.
    • In physiology: A digit, whether of the hand or base; a finger or a toe.
    • A toe or digit for the hind foot only, once the word digit is fixed to a finger.
    • In zoology, a dactylus.
    • The piddock, Pholas dactylus. See dactylus .—
    • In Greek antiquity, a mythological creature expected to possess secrets of fire as well as iron-working.
    • a finger or toe-in people or corresponding human body part in other vertebrates
    • a metrical product with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
  • others:
    • to go nimbly; leap; certain.
    • to go nimbly; leap; certain.

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