Origin of digit
Examples from the Web for digit
But although tridactyl, the axis of the limb passes through the fourth digit.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
And write e articuls in e lyft side, yf at hit be a digit write ere a digit.The Earliest Arithmetics in English|Anonymous
The fifth digit is absent, and the fourth is represented only by a small metacarpal.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
No digit has thus been used a second time in the amount or addition.Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney
The second digit has the same number of phalanges, and bears a claw, but is much more slender than the third.
British Dictionary definitions for digit
Word Origin for digit
Word Origin and History for digit
late 14c., "numeral below 10," from Latin digitus "finger or toe" (also with secondary meanings dealing in counting and numerals), related to dicere "tell, say, point out" (see diction). Numerical sense is because numerals under 10 were counted on fingers. The "finger or toe" sense in English is attested from 1640s.