dactylifer etymology

Latin word dactylifer comes from Latin -fer (-bearing, -carrying, -bringing.), Latin dactylus

Detailed word origin of dactylifer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-fer Latin (lat) -bearing, -carrying, -bringing.
dactylus Latin (lat) (New Latin) finger-like; fingered. (poetry) a dactyl (¯ ˘ ˘), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; this came to be in an allusion to the three joints of the finger. A kind of grape. A precious stone. A sort of grass. A sort of muscle. The date.
dactylifer Latin (lat) (New Latin) bearing long dates or grapes, or fingerlike objects.

Words with the same origin as dactylifer

Descendants of -fer
aquilifer cupressifer dulcifer fructifer glandulifer grandifer imbrifer letifer lucifer margaritifer mellifer nimbifer noctifer nucifer palmifer patellifer peltifer pinifer sacrifer signifer soporifer sudorifer velifer vexillifer