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dac•tyl



Pronunciation: (dak'til), [key]
n.
1. Pros.a foot of three syllables, one long followed by two short in quantitative meter, or one stressed followed by two unstressed in accentual meter, as in gently and humanly.
2. a finger or toe.

Dac•tyl



Pronunciation: (dak'til), [key]
n.,
pl. -tyls, -tyl•iPronunciation: (-ti-lī"). [key]
Class. Myth.
any of a number of beings dwelling on Mount Ida and working as metalworkers and magicians. Also,Daktyl.

-dactyl




var. of -dactylous, esp. with nouns: pterodactyl.

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