Pronounced: FAIN, noun
Notes: I don’t think I’ve every run across this 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”.
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).