noun, plural dac·ty·li [dak-tuh-lahy, -lee] /ˈdæk təˌlaɪ, -ˌli/.
Origin of dactylus
Definition for dactyli (2 of 2)
noun, plural Dac·tyls, Dac·tyl·i [dak-ti-lahy] /ˈdæk tɪˌlaɪ/. Classical Mythology.
Origin of Dactyl
Examples from the Web for dactyli
This was into right and left, and the general name of Dactyli, Fingers, was given them.The Religious Sentiment|Daniel G. Brinton
British Dictionary definitions for dactyli
Word Origin for dactyl
Word Origin and History for dactyli
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.