Dactyl meaning

dăk'təl
A finger, toe, or similar part or structure; a digit.
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A metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented, as in flattery.
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A metrical foot in quantitative verse consisting of one long syllable followed by two short syllables.
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Having digits of a specified number or kind.

Zygodactyl.

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A metrical foot consisting, in Greek and Latin verse, of one long syllable followed by two short ones, or, as in English verse, of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented ones (Ex.: “táke hĕr ŭp | téndĕrl”)
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A finger or toe.
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A finger, toe, or similar part or structure; a digit.
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Having digits of a specified number or kind.

Zygodactyl.

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A poetical foot of three syllables (— ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented.
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Alternative form of dactylo-.
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Origin of dactyl

Middle English dactil from Latin dactylus from Greek daktulos finger, toe, dactyl (the three syllables of a dactyl being likened to the three phalanges of a finger)