Daktylos

Daktylos

An ancient Greek unit of length approximately equivalent to 19.3 millimeters.
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The word "date" comes from the Greek word "daktylos," meaning finger.
Die funf Millimeter Ringdicke, wie sie den meisten Abmessungen der untersuchten Gusskanale im Giesserfundspektrum und den Ringen aus Staldzene abzulesen ist, entsprachen einem Viertel des altgriechischen Daktylos (19,3 mm).
(1,2) The word ectrodactyly was coined from two Greek words-ektroma (abortion), and daktylos (finger).2 It is a rare congenital anomaly in Nigeria though the true prevalence is unknown.
Although most European languages derive the name of dates from the Greek daktylos, Hilda Simon in her excellent book, The Desert Palm, Bread of the Desert, suggests that the name could have come from the Arabic daglan (seedling).