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Strong's #1147 - δάκτυλος

probably from (G1176)
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Noun Masculine
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  1. a finger
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Strong #: 676 ‑ אֶצְבַּע (ets‑bah');  3027 ‑ יָד (yawd);  3709 ‑ כַּף (kaf);  6995 ‑ קֹטֶן (ko'‑ten);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

δάκτῠλος, ὁ,

poet. pl. δάκτυλα Theoc. 19.3, AP 9.365 (Jul. Imp.), also Arist. Phgn. 810a22: -

1. finger, ἐπὶ δακτύλων συμβάλλεσθαι τοὺς μῆνας to reckon on the fingers, Hdt. 6.63; ὁ μέγας δ. the thumb, Id. 3.8, Diog.Apoll. 6; ὁ μέσος Arist. PA 687b18; οἱλιχανοί Hp. Art. 37; ὁ ἔσχατος Id. PA 687b17: prov., ἄκρῳ δ. γεύεσθαι Procop.Gaz. 31; οὐκ ἄξια ψόφου δακτύλων Clearch. 5.

2. οἱ δ. τῶν ποδῶν the toes, X. An. 4.5.12; and, without ποδός, Batr. 45, Ar. Eq. 874, Arist. HA 494a12; τὸ τῶν δ. μέγεθος ἐναντίως ἔχει ἐπί τε τῶν ποδῶν καὶ τῶν χειρῶν Id. PA 690a30; ὁ μέσος δ. of a monkey, Id. HA 502b3; ὁ μείζων δ. the great toe, Plu. Pyrrh. 3. b. of the toes of beasts, Arist. HA 498a34; of birds, Id. PA 695a22.

II a measure of length, finger's breadth, = about 7/10 of an inch, Hdt. 1.60, al.; πώνωμεν, δάκτυλος ἀμέρα Alc. 41; δάκτυλος ἀώς AP 12.50 (Ascl): Astron., digit, i.e. twelfth part of the sun's or moon's apparent diameter, Cleom. 2.3.


1.metrical foot, dactyl, , Pl. R. 400b; ῥυθμὸς κατὰ δάκτυλον Ar. Nu. 651; δ. κατ' ἵαμβον, diiambus, Aristid. Quint. 1.17.

2. δάκτυλοι, οἱ, a dance, Ath. 14.629d. date, fruit of the φοῖνιξ, Arist. Mete. 342a10, Artem. 5.89.

1. kind of grape, Plin. HN 14.15, Colum. 3.2.1.

3. = ἄγρωστις, Plin. HN 24.182. Δάκτυλοι Ἰδαῖοι mythical wizards and craftsmen in Crete (or Phrygia, D.S. 17.7), attached to the cult of Rhea Cybele, Hes. Fr. 176, Pherecyd. 47 J., S. Fr. 364, Str. 8.3.30, D.S. 5.64, IG 12(9).259.22 (Eretria).

1. δ. Ἰδαῖοι, = γλυκυσίδη, Dsc. 3.140. fossil found in Crete, Plin. HN 37.170. δ. θεοῦ the hand of God, LXX Exodus 8:19, cf. Luke 11:20. (Orig. Δάτκυλος, cf. Boeot. δακκύλιος Schwyzer 462 B 51; δατ- = d[ngnull]t, cf. Skt. a-datkas 'toothless'.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δάκτυλος, δακτύλου, (from Batrach. 45 and Herodotus down), a finger: Matthew 23:4; Luke 11:46; Luke 16:24; Mark 7:33; John 8:6 Rec.; ; ἐν δακτύλῳ Θεοῦ, by the power of God, divine efficiency by which something is made visible to men, Luke 11:20 (Matthew 12:28 ἐν πνεύματι Θεοῦ); Exodus 8:19 (cf. Exodus 31:18; Psalm 8:4).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δάκτυλος , -ου , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H676;]

a finger: Matthew 23:4, Mark 7:33, Luke 11:46; Luke 16:24, John 8:6; John 8:8; John 20:25; John 20:27; metaph., δ . θεοῦ (cf. Exodus 8:19), Luke 11:20.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Amh II. 110.8 (A.D. 75) οὐλὴ δακτύλῳ μικρῷ χειρὸ [ς ] ἀριστερᾶς , so P Fay 92.7, .10 (A.D. 126), P Grenf II. 46.9 (A.D. 137), etc. P Lond 46.456 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 80) τὸν ἰδαῖον τῆς ἀριστερᾶς σου χειρὸς δάκτυλον is a reference to mythical magicians, the Δάκτυλοι Ἰδαῖοι , whose name is transferred to one of the fingers. With Luke 11:20 cf. the ostracon charm of the late Empire, cited by Deissmann LAE, p. 309, . . . ἐξ ]ορκίζω κατὰ τοῦ δακτύλου τοῦ θεοῦ , εἵνα μὴ ἀναχάνη αὐτῷ , ";I adjure . . . by the finger of the god that he open not his mouth to him."; The word is found as a measure of length in the new classical fragment P Oxy IV. 669 (iii/A.D.) : cf. the use of δακτυλιστής in P Fay 112.11 (A.D. 99), where the editors suggest ";measurer"; as a possible meaning, and similarly in P Amh II. 126.32 (early ii/A.D.). MGr is δάχτυλο .



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List of Word Forms
δάκτυλοι δάκτυλοί δακτύλοις δακτυλον δάκτυλον δάκτυλόν δάκτυλος δάκτυλός δακτυλου δακτύλου δακτυλους δακτύλους δακτυλω δακτύλω δακτύλῳ δακτυλων δακτύλων daktulo daktulō daktulon daktulōn daktulou daktulous daktylo daktylō daktýloi daktýlōi daktylon daktylōn daktýlon daktýlōn dáktylón daktylou daktýlou daktylous daktýlous
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