Pronounced: FAIN, noun

Notes: I don’t think I’ve every run across this word

Yesterday’s word

The word hallux is, in humans, “the big toe”, or, more technically, “the first of innermost digit of the foot of humans and primates”. In bird, it refers to “the comparable, usually backward-directed digit”.

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Our word came from the Late Latin word (h)allux from Latin hallus, associated with pollex (thumb).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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