noun, plural dac·ty·li [dak-tuh-lahy, -lee] /ˈdæk təˌlaɪ, -ˌli/.
Origin of dactylus
noun, plural Dac·tyls, Dac·tyl·i [dak-ti-lahy] /ˈdæk tɪˌlaɪ/. Classical Mythology.
Origin of Dactyl
Examples from the Web for dactyli
Historical Examples of dactyli
This was into right and left, and the general name of Dactyli, Fingers, was given them.The Religious Sentiment
Daniel G. Brinton
Word Origin for dactyl
metrical foot, late 14c., from Greek dactylos, literally "finger" (also "toe"), of unknown origin; the metrical use (a long syllable followed by two short ones) is by analogy with the three joints of a finger.