indigitate

verb

Definition of indigitate

-ed/-ing/-s

obsolete

  1. :  indicate

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Origin and Etymology of indigitate

Medieval Latin indigitatus, past participle of indigitare (influenced in meaning by Latin digitus finger), from Latin indigitare, indigetare to invoke (a deity), from indiget-, indiges native deity, from Old Latin indu, endo in, within + -iget-, -iges (perhaps from Latin agere to drive, lead, act) — more at indigenous, agent, toe


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