AskDefine | Define dactylic

Dictionary Definition

dactylic adj : of or consisting of dactyls; "dactylic meter"

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English

Adjective

  1. of or consisting of dactyls.
  2. of a dactyl.

Noun

  1. a dactylic verse.

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Extensive Definition

Dactyl may mean:
  • Dactyl, a creature in Greek mythology.
  • Pterodactyl, a flying reptile from the Triassic to Cretaceous Period
  • Dactyl, a metrical foot consisting of one long syllable and two short as in "Catherine." (Derived from the Greek word for finger, as a finger has one long segment and two shorter ones.)
  • Dactyl, the small natural satellite orbiting the asteroid Ida.
  • Finger, in medical terminology, from the Greek δάκτυλος.
dactylic in Bulgarian: Дактил
dactylic in German: Dactyl
dactylic in Spanish: Dáctilo
dactylic in French: Dactyle
dactylic in Low German: Dactyl
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