What are the different fingers called in other languages and cultures?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

Modern Greek:

thumb: μεγάλο δάχτυλο “big finger” (vernacular)

thumb: αντίχειρας “opposite to the hand” (formal)

index finger: δείκτης “pointer” (i.e. index) (formal)

middle finger: μέσος “middle”

ring finger: παράμεσος “next-to-middle”

little finger: μικρό δάχτυλο “little  finger” (vernacular)

little finger: ωτίτης “ear finger” (i.e. use to scratch the ear) (formal)

If you go online, you’ll see that at least one person on Twitter has called the middle finger “Varoufakis”…

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