From Middle French doigt, from Old French doit, doi, from Latin digitus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *deyǵ- (“to show, point out, pronounce solemnly”). The g was added back in Middle French to reflect the Classical Latin spelling and distinguish from the verb form doit.
- IPA(key): /dwa/
"un doigt" pronounced (France, Paris) (file)
- Rhymes: -a
- Homophones: doigts, dois, doit
doigt m (plural doigts)
Je vais me tremper les doigts de pied.
- I'll dip my toes in the water.
- a small amount of a beverage (about a finger in height)
- “doigt” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).